Advanced Dental Technology Makes Treatment More Efficient and Effective
Dr. Patrick Casey employs a variety of modern dental technology at his Montreal, QC, office, including intraoral cameras, the E4D CAD/CAM system, which allows us to create same-day restorations, and i-CAT® technology. Our advanced technology allows us to provide you with faster, more efficient treatment and more accurate diagnoses. Previously, most restorative treatments required at least two separate appointments. Now, the majority of the restorations we provide can be created in our office and placed the same day.
Benefits of Advanced Dental Technology
With the use of our technology, we can provide patients with more precise treatments and shorter recovery times. Recent advancements in technology allow us to proved safer treatments as well. We now use digital x-rays, which significantly reduces your exposure to radiation. With advanced lasers, we can more effectively eliminate dental decay, contour gum tissue, and treat gum disease. Lasers are more conservative than older methods and significantly reduce discomfort and bleeding during treatment, as well as risk of infection.
Our advanced technology allows us to provide you with faster, more efficient treatment and more accurate diagnoses.
Our Dental Technology
The E4D CAD/CAM system allows us to create a variety of ceramic dental restorations in our office. Whether you need a single crown or veneers, we can often craft your restorations in-office in just a single visit. The E4D CAD/CAM system utilizes laser scanning to take digital impressions. From these impressions, Dr. Casey designs your custom crown, inlay, onlay, or veneers before sending the design to the milling unit. In less than 30 minutes, your custom restoration is crafted from ceramic that will match your surrounding teeth. This technology eliminates the necessity of multiple appointments with long waiting periods in between.
i-CAT® technology uses 3-D imaging that allows Dr. Casey a complete view of the jawbone. He will use this technology if he suspects you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. With these images, he can easily view the extent of the problem and design a more effective treatment plan that is customized to each individual patient’s needs. i-CAT® technology is also used in the planning and placement of dental implants. The system allows Dr. Casey to determine the optimal placement of dental implants that will provide you with the most benefits.
We use state-of-the-art intraoral cameras to take images of the inside of your mouth. These pictures are then enlarged and transferred to a monitor, allowing you to see exactly what Dr. Casey sees when he examines your teeth and gums. This tool can help you understand the overall condition of your oral health and areas that may require additional attention. Intraoral cameras also help Dr. Casey detect tooth decay and cracks or fractures that may be difficult to see with the naked eye. This allows us to diagnose and treat these conditions before they become problematic.
Benefit from Our Advanced Equipment
With advanced dental technology, you can spend less time in our office for routine treatments and receive more comfortable care. Contact our dental office today to schedule your next appointment or consultation.
We Provide Single-Visit Dental Restorations Using the E4D CAD/CAM System
Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey have a long history of providing outstanding care using the latest dental technology. The E4D CAD/CAM system at our friendly Montreal, QC, practice, allows us to create metal-free inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers in a single visit. You do not have to endure gooey dental impressions, and you do not have to wear a temporary while your restoration is crafted at an off-site lab. If you would like to learn more about how this technology can help you experience the benefits of our cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures faster than ever before, please contact us and schedule an appointment.
Why We Use the Latest Technology
Using the latest technology can improve every area of a dental practice, from record-keeping to complex restorative procedures. In addition to E4D CAD/CAM, Smile Montreal offers laser dentistry, digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, neuromuscular dentistry, and advanced pinhole surgery. We believe that we must stay on the cutting-edge of the advancements in our field to offer the highest level of dental care possible to you and your family.
Our E4D CAD/CAM Dental System
The E4D CAD/CAM system allows us to restore teeth from start to finish onsite, often in just one visit. CAD/CAM stands for computer aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. The system comprises three parts: a computer system, milling unit, and software. They all work together to directly fabricate all-ceramic dental restorations, which are durable and look extremely lifelike. The computer consists of the monitor and hardware that lets our doctors view and design your restoration. The milling unit refines a specially selected block of porcelain into exactly the right shape.
The E4D CAD/CAM system is similar in many ways to CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics). However, E4 CAD/CAM is newer and it uses laser scanning instead of a digital infrared camera to make digital impressions. This eliminates the need to coat your teeth with reflective powder, which is essential when using CEREC®.
Restoring Your Smile with the E4D
Because it is automated, you can expect your procedure to be simple and efficient. The first step is to numb the treatment area and prepare the tooth by removing any decayed or damaged tissue. Next, your dentist will take the scans and view the images on the monitor in 3D. Using the E4D’s software, he will virtually design the crown, inlay, onlay or veneer and send the information wirelessly to the milling unit. Within approximately 20 minutes, the restoration is created to the dentist's exact specifications. When it is complete, your doctor may stain or glaze it to blend in with your teeth. He will then place it on your tooth, check for fit, and cement it permanently in place. The last step is to polish it to a natural-looking sheen.
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Who wouldn’t prefer to complete their dental restoration in just one appointment instead of two? If you are interested in fast, comfortable, quality dental treatment with the advanced E4D CAD/CAM system, schedule an appointment today.
Intraoral Cameras Offer More Precise Care
At Smile Montreal, we are committed to providing the best possible care. Drs. Charles and Patrick Casey work hard to deliver timely and accurate diagnoses and personalized treatment plans for every procedure they perform. To offer the most accurate treatment, they proudly use innovative intraoral cameras at their Montreal, QC, practice. These special imaging systems take incredibly detailed pictures of your teeth and soft tissues. Your dentist can then use these images to detect the earliest signs of dental issues and involve you in your treatment planning. With early diagnoses, we can help prevent serious and long-term damage, as well as begin treatment for any conditions as soon as possible.
What Are Intraoral Cameras?
Intraoral cameras are small devices that are similar to a toothbrush in size and shape. This technology can give Drs. Casey access to the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. The cameras can capture digital photos of areas that would otherwise be very hard to examine. Your dentist can display these images on a chair-side computer, zooming in to obtain an incredibly detailed view. These scans and photos can also be saved to your dental record for future reference and easy referral if you must see a specialist.
How Do We Use Intraoral Cameras?
We frequently use intraoral cameras during our preventive exams and cleanings. After a visual examination of your teeth, your dentist will often take pictures of your molars, which are harder to see. He may also employ an intraoral camera to perform an oral cancer screening or to look for the early signs of gum disease. These diagnostic tools can be invaluable in identifying specific oral concerns such as cavities if you are experiencing dental sensitivity or discomfort.
In addition to improving your care, intraoral cameras ensure that we can easily archive and access the images to monitor chronic conditions.
The Benefits of Intraoral Cameras
Our advanced imaging devices offer numerous benefits, such as:
- Easier Maneuverability: Because this dental technology is easy for our team to manipulate, your exam will be very quick and comfortable.
- High-Quality Images: Your dentist can detect very small signs of decay, tiny cracks, and other imperfections. Accordingly, he can diagnose dental conditions very early before large cavities or widespread gum disease develops.
- Instant and Accurate: Drs. Casey can display these images in real time, pointing out various concerns and explaining how they could affect your long-term oral health. You will not have to rely on diagrams or verbal descriptions. Rather, you will see exactly what your dentist sees. In this way, we can improve communication and make your dental care a more engaging experience. You will also be able to make more informed decisions about your own treatment.
In addition to improving your level of care, intraoral cameras ensure that we can easily archive and access the images to monitor chronic conditions. We can evaluate the development of any concerns and provide the most timely and effective treatment possible. If needed, we can also forward your dental scans and images to specialists, keeping in close communication about your oral health.
Learn More about Our Technology
Thanks to our state-of-the-art care, our doctors can offer a more comprehensive dental experience. Call our office at (514) 937-6558 or contact our office online to book your first appointment or to learn more about our treatment methods.