At Centre Dentaire Anjou, we have a large and qualified team made up of several general dentists as well as valued specialists: orthodontist, endodontist, periodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon … In addition to holding excellent qualifications in several areas of modern dentistry, our team uses several advanced technologies in the course of their practice. These allow us to provide effective care and help us ensure the comfort of our patients.
Digital radiography is now widely used in the dental field in Quebec. They have many advantages and are an important diagnostic tool. Indeed, they allow us to obtain high-quality images, which can be viewed directly on the computer, so we no longer need to develop the films. In addition, the images can be enlarged, to allow very precise diagnoses. It should also be noted that digital X-rays emit very little radiation, approximately 80 to 90% less than traditional X-rays. There is no reason to fear X-rays at the dentist, as they help us make diagnoses quickly so you can effectively get the care you need.
The Trios digital scanning technology is now available
Trios is more than just a simple impression
Because we believe that our patients deserve the best, Centre Dentaire Anjou is proud to offer its patients the new Trios digital scanning technology. This is a new way of taking oral impressions.
Fast and comfortable
Trios is an intraoral dental scanner. It is fast and therefore impressions are much more comfortable for the patient. When compared to conventional dental impressions, our patients, have stated a clear preference for the 3D intraoral scanners.
Ask your dentist for more information about this technology.
The use of a dental microscope gives our dental specialists much better visibility. The integrated light allows them to view areas that would otherwise be difficult to see with the naked eye especially during endodontic procedures.
Our endodontist, Dr. Matthew Miller, uses the microscope for all his procedures. It enables a better diagnosis, which leads to more predictable treatments and higher success rates in addition to correcting problems that in the past were almost impossible to detect.
The intraoral camera is used to take pictures inside the mouth. By virtue of the fact that it shows an enlarged image, the intraoral camera allows the dentist to detect cavities, fractures, defective restorations and many other issues that may affect oral health..
A picture is worth a thousand words… The projection of the intraoral images on the screen allows the patients to see and understand the treatments that the dentist is proposing. This technology also allows us to compare the evolution of the patient’s dental health as it can be tracked through photos.
The superior quality of the 3D scan ensures a diagnosis with absolute precision. Anomalies can be detected at an earlier stage than with conventional technologies. Whether you need a root canal, dental extraction or dental implant placement, 3D scanning is the perfect tool to enable a treatment plan to be tailored for you.
This technology allows the bone and all the other details of the patient’s mouth to be visualized from different angles in three dimensions.
3D scanning is a useful tool for our endodontist, Dr Matthew Miller, to diagnose apical lesions, root fractures, blocked canals, etc. It can also be used to determine the number of roots and their morphology as well as to visualize secondary canals.
In implantology, 3D scanning is an indispensable tool as it allows our specialists Dr. Jean Poirier and Dr. Nancy Boisvert to plan precisely the site where the implants will be inserted, to determine if a bone graft is necessary beforehand and most importantly to determine if the patient mouth is a good candidate for an implant.
The PRGF Technique
The term PRGF is an acronym for Plasma Rich in Growth Factors. This technique involves drawing blood from the patient, which is then placed in a centrifugal machine. We thus obtain a concentrate of blood platelets, which can then be used to stimulate bone growth after a bone graft, as part of a treatment in implant dentistry, or for the treatment of TMJ and jaws pathologies.
Applying PRGF after surgery creates a sort of natural bandage, which then turns into mucous tissue or bone tissue. Therefore, it has many advantages in terms of healing and promotes the success of the surgery.
Botox for the Treatment of TMJ Disorders
Botox can be used for therapeutic purposes in dentistry. Indeed, it is a substance that is safe to inject and that relaxes the muscles. In the case of temporomandibular (TMJ) joint pain, muscle tension can be greatly reduced in order to limit jaw and neck pain, as well as headaches. To enjoy the relaxing effects of botox, all you need to do is get the injections, which only take a few minutes.
The Centre Dentaire Anjou team includes maxillofacial surgeons who have expertise in performing Botox injections for the treatment of TMJ pain.
Laser in Dentistry
In dentistry, the laser represents a very advantageous tool. It is particularly used for the treatment of gum disease and periodontal disease. The laser is a non-invasive method that eliminates bacteria and therefore reduces the infections they cause. The laser can even cut through the soft tissues of the mouth painlessly and without bleeding. In addition, it can be used in some surgeries to sanitize the treatment area.At Centre Dentaire Anjou, the use of lasers is particularly relevant for the management of temporomandibular (TMJ) joint pain, since its use can help relax the jaw muscles.