- Significantly Less Radiation: Digital X-Rays give off up to 90% less radiationthan regular film X-Rays.
- Environmentally Friendly: With digital X-Rays, there aren’t any toxic chemicals to expose employees or patients to or to dispose of.
- Instant Photos: Digital X-Ray images are available instantly to view with a patient or to electronically send to specialists or insurance companies
How Digital Dental X-Rays Work
We place a tiny sensor in your mouth which is connected to a computer by a thin wire. Next, an X-ray beam records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to photograph other sections of your mouth.
Why Digital Dental X-Rays are Better
The digital X-ray system has more sensitivity than regular dental X-ray film systems, so your exposure to X-rays is reduced by as much as 90 percent. The large, color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it’s easier for you to make an informed decision. Your fees don’t include payment for extras such as photo chemicals, film, processing or film storage. Also of great importance, the used photo chemicals and film are not polluting our environment. Your dental checkups take less time, and it’s fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed by this wonderful technology.
Envision Yourself Before and After Cosmetic Dentistry with Imaging!
Our latest innovation allows you to see what your new smile may look like BEFORE you proceed with treatment! This advanced software helps the dentist determine the changes that are possible with new bonded ceramic restorations. We can lengthen, re-shape, realign and even lighten the color of your teeth to demonstrate possible cosmetic changes.
Call today at 416-595-5490 (Downtown Toronto Location) or 647-951-8888 (Etobicoke Location) to arrange your FREE Imaging Consultation and see yourself with your dream smile!Whether your looking for that Hollywood smile or just a more natural appearance, with our Cosmetic Imaging Service we have taken the anxiety out of that difficult decision. Our patients can visualize their dream smiles before any treatment is started.
Laser Gummy Smile Correction
When you smile, does your grin appear too “gummy”? Many people complain of smiles that look less than attractive because they show too much gum tissue, otherwise known as a “gummy smile”. This can make the teeth look smaller and the gums prominent. To correct this problem, Dr. Yolanda Cruz uses a laser to gently remove excess tissue. Generally, laser gum contouring is done in conjunction with the placement of porcelain veneers. However, gummy smiles can be contoured to show more teeth than gum. This instantly creates a more natural, attractive smile.
The laser is extremely precise and the entire procedure only takes a few minutes. Most cosmetic dental patients who undergo this laser procedure report little to no discomfort.
If you would like to schedule a FREE cosmetic consultation, please call us today at 416-595-5490 (Downtown Toronto Location) or 647-951-8888 (Etobicoke Location) or fill out our quick contact form and one of our experienced team members will contact you shortly!
People rarely have a clear idea of the actual state of their dental health. Even with lights and mirrors it’s hard to see what the dentist can – that is, until now.
Although seeing your dental problems may seem a bit overwhelming at first, consider the experience the first step toward a healthier smile. The camera can reveal the early stages of serious problems, giving you the opportunity to prevent small problems before they worsen. This is especially helpful with gum disease and other conditions that cause serious damage without causing pain. Furthermore, the camera can also show you how your regular home hygiene routine is working. The dental hygienist or dentist can recommend different ways to improve your home care based on their findings.We use intraoral cameras, so during your check ups, you can sit comfortably back in the chair and get ready to learn about what’s going on in your mouth. The dentist or hygienist will place a pen-sized, camera into your mouth. Covered with a disposable plastic sheath to prevent contamination, the wand simply takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images to a computer screen that you can comfortably view from your dental chair. Aha! We can point out problem areas and explain recommendations for treatment, so you’ll become an informed partner in your dental treatment instead of a clueless bystander.
If you are curious to learn more about the technologies that enhance patient care in our office, call us today and see how the new innovations in dentistry can improve your dental experience and overall health.
Cerec Single Visit Porcelain Restorations
CEREC® is one of the most significant advances in dentistry in recent years. CEREC® is the only system of its kind – the only system which allows for in-office fabrication of dental restorations.
Dr. Yolanda Cruz is proud to be able to offer CEREC® technology to his patients. With the availability of CEREC® patients at our practice can now benefit from fewer injections, reduced dental visits, and less drilling. Dr. Yolanda Cruz now has the capacity to create your dental restorations, including crowns, inlays, onlays and fillings, in a single visit – in the office while you wait!
To find out how Dr. Yolanda Cruz can help you achieve a beautiful smile with groundbreaking procedures such as CEREC®, …….contact us….
Benefits of Cerec
Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to? With CEREC technology, the whole dental restoration is done in a single appointment.
• One Visit
• No Gooey Impressions
• No Temporaries
• Partial and Full Crowns
• Veneers, Inlays and Onlays
• Conservative restorations retain more healthy tooth structure.
• Durable, Natural-Colored Restorations
How does the CEREC Work?
First: we prepare the damaged tooth by painting a thin layer of reflective powder directly on the tooth’s surface. Using a special camera, we then take a picture of the tooth. We work from this photo, which is actually a pin-sharp optical impression of the tooth.
Second: Computer Aided Design technology helps us design the restoration from the optical impression. You can actually watch us design your new restoration on a full-color computer monitor right before your eyes!
Then CEREC 3 creates an extremely precise restoration, also while you watch. A high-speed diamond bur and a disk work simultaneously to mill the restoration our of a solid block of ceramic material. Finally, we bond the newly milled restoration to the tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.
More than a decade of clinical research and experience supports the CEREC technology. User input and research has helped the manufacturer improve the product during this time. Dentists have performed over two million restorations worldwide!
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten teeth without braces. With the help of advanced 3-D computer imaging technology to project tooth movement, we create a series of clear, custom-made invisible aligners to gradually move your teeth. You wear each aligner for about two weeks, moving to the next set, until your teeth are aligned. It’s that easy!
Invisalign® invisible braces take the hassle and unattractiveness out of straightening one’s teeth, making great alignment a possibility for adults of all ages. Unlike metal braces, the whole invisalign® process usually takes less than one year. The aligners can be removed to eat, brush and floss making this procedure a healthier and less cumbersome alternative to braces.
If you would like to schedule a FREE Invisalign consultation with Dr. Yolanda Cruz, please call us today or fill out our quick contact form and one of our experienced team members will contact you shortly!
High Power Magnification
Dr. Yolanda Cruz uses special through-the-lens telescopic lenses. In addition to the powerful magnifying lenses, Dr. Yolanda Cruz’s loupes also include a small halogen headlight that removes any shadows that might be produced by ordinary dental lighting. Today, dentists are more aware of the benefits of magnification than ever before.
Dr. Yolanda Cruz believes that increased magnification is essential tool for providing quality dental restorations, so we use them on all restorative procedures. Patient care is our number one priority, and using powerful magnifying lenses is one more step we take to provide our patients with excellence in dentistry.