At Bite Dental Works, we’re constantly updating our equipment and keeping up with the latest in dental technology. We like to use tried-and-true methods in combination with modern technology in order to provide you with a wide range of treatment options. On this page, see some of the latest additions to our Calgary clinic. Contact us to book your appointment.
DIAGNOdent technology uses a simple laser diode to inspect your teeth, comparing reflection wavelength against a known healthy baseline wavelength to uncover decay. How? First, we aim the laser onto one of your healthy enamel tooth surfaces to give us a benchmark reading. Then, we continue on around your mouth, shining the laser into all suspect areas. As the laser pulses into grooves, fissures and cracks, it reflects fluorescent light of a specific wavelength. This light is measured by receptors, converted to an acoustic signal, evaluated electronically to reveal a value between 1 and 100, then displayed on a screen. Anytime the laser encounters a surface that reads differently than the healthy baseline value, it stimulates emission of fluorescent light of a different wavelength. A reading of 10-20 indicates some enamel softening, pointing to a potential problem area that merits close monitoring. A reading of 21-100 indicates a definite area of decay requiring a filling.
Using DIAGNOdent technology allows us to catch more areas of decay sooner and with more precision. Furthermore, it requires no X-rays and is a relatively comfortable procedure. Not only can it help prevent the spread of decay, but catching decay early means that any required fillings are simpler and shallower, preserving more of the tooth. This allows us to use minimally invasive filling procedures, such as drill-free air abrasion. Finally, we’re able to objectively monitor any suspicious areas without repeated x-rays, harm to tissues, or need for protective measures.
Up to 80% less radiation, instant images, and much better diagnoses! Dental X-rays are now as big as a computer screen, allowing us to diagnose problems early, before they become serious.
Patient Entertainment System
Enjoy your next visit while watching cable television or a DVD movie on an LCD screen 4 feet from your face!
Get the smile you’ve always wanted with no shots or drilling! Ask us if Lumineers are right for you! Learn more at www.lumineers.com.
Zoom Whitening – Zoom 2 Now Available!
This new technology combines fiber-optics, high-volume suction and ergonomic design to provide the comfort you desire (and the illuminated, dry field we need) during restorative dentistry procedures.
Ask us about the Isolite!
CEREC – 1-Appointment Porcelain Crowns!
Experience the magic of a 1-appointment crown in 1 hour! No impressions, no temporary crown, no second appointment with another freezing. CEREC utilizes CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacture) technology to produce porcelain crowns and restorations in 1 appointment. Dr. Hoe is one of only a dozen dentists in Calgary who has this amazing technology! Learn more about CEREC technology here.
If you have difficult-to-whiten teeth and have tried conventional bleaching methods such as tray whitening or power whitening with disappointing results, then deep bleaching may be for you. This revolutionary technique combines Zoom Whitening with conditioning treatments, which will whiten even the most difficult cases (such as dark grey teeth or tetracycline-stained teeth). Ask us if you are a candidate for deep bleaching!
The Odyssey Diode Laser safely and quickly performs many soft tissue procedures for which we previously had to refer our patients to a periodontist (gum specialist). Retraction cords (the little strings which go into the gums around your teeth) for crown and bridge impressions are now a thing of the past.