Our Services

ADVANCED DENTAL TECHNOLOGY

At Whistler Dental, we believe that oral health affects the overall health of our patients. That is why we are proud to offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options which include advanced x-ray technology, CEPH, 3D Imaging, joint vibration analysis, VELscope, iTero and laser dentistry.

3D X-Ray Machine

Advanced X-Ray, CEPH & 3D Imaging

A CEPH X-Ray takes pictures of the lateral or side view of the face. The complete radiographic image provides a way to view the teeth, jawbone and soft tissues that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This profile view of one’s face displays the bones and facial contours on a single film for a more accurate diagnosis. This type of x-ray is primarily used in the orthodontic planning and treatment process.

Cone Beam CT provides detailed images of the bone and is performed to evaluate diseases of the jaw, dentition, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses. It does not provide the full diagnostic information available with conventional CT, particularly in evaluation of soft tissue structures such as muscles, lymph nodes, glands and nerves. However, cone beam CT has the advantage of lower radiation exposure compared to conventional CT.

iTero

Digital Impressions

In order to determine the best treatment, an extensive number of diagnostic records must be taken.
• A full examination
• X-rays
• Photos
• Models
• Bite analysis
• Wax model imaging

To  get the most accurate results we use an iTero Machine, which is a digital form of taking impressions. This speeds up examination time and is more accurate than manual or older technologies. This cutting-edge machine delivers beautiful results in record time.

VELscope

Whistler Dental Technology

VELscope is a simple, non-invasive handheld device that was developed by the BC Cancer Agency to detect oral cancer.

The VELscope system:

  • Uses a safe and painless blue light to distinguish between normal and abnormal tissue
  • Takes only two minutes to complete
  • Does not require any special rinses or stains
  • Provides a greater assessment of your overall oral health

Laser Dentistry

Whistler Dental Technology

At Whistler Dental, we use laser dentistry for biopsies, tissue retraction around crown preparations, and frenectomies.

Advantages include:

  • Precise and sterile incisions
  • Quick and non-traumatic procedure
  • Ideal for use with children 

Air Abrasion

Whistler Dental Technology

Air abrasion is an alternative to the traditional dental drill method. It is used to remove tooth decay, as well as superficial stains and tooth discolourations.

Advantages include:

  • Simple and quick procedure
  • Reduced need for anesthesia
  • No heat, sound, pressure or vibration
  • Ideal for use with children

Joint Vibration Analysis

Whistler Dental Technology

Joint vibration analysis (JVA) is a fast, non-invasive test used to diagnose patients who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), allowing for proper treatment.

TMJ symptoms can include:

  • Ringing in ears
  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking or popping noises when opening mouth
  • Chronic headaches or neck pain 

General, Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

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