Dental Technology in Metrotown
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is on the rise throughout North America and early detection is the key to its prevention. The VELscope is a device that offers a painless and non-invasive method to assist us in screening for abnormal tissue in the mouth. We take the oral health of each of our patients very seriously – the VELscope is yet another example of Acu Dental’s investment in both your oral and overall health.
We provide VELscope oral cancer screenings in Metrotown to detect abnormalities before any visible symptoms are shown. It is a handheld device that shines blue light onto your tissues. When the light comes into contact with abnormal tissues, the tissues will appear very dark. Healthy tissues will appear bright green. The VELscope technology allows us to detect abnormalities in the early stages that we cannot see with the naked eye.
The screening will take no longer than two minutes but is very effective in detecting indicators of oral cancer. Early detection can drastically increase your survival rate. If you’re interested in receiving a VELscope oral cancer screening near you, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Our office is happy to offer VELscope oral cancer screenings in Metrotown.
iTero Scanner Technology
Previously, dental clinics were required to take plaster moulds of your teeth to use for treatment planning. Today, our clinic has welcomed a much less invasive and modern technology into our practice. The iTero scanner allows us to capture and view three-dimensional images of your teeth in as little as a few minutes.
What Does it Do?
Digital renderings created by the iTero scanner are highly accurate and detailed. Using a wand the moves around the teeth and mouth, the scanner captures images and compiles them into 3D renderings that can be viewed on a computer screen. The result is a “map” of the mouth that can be used for your dental treatment planning, including Invisalign.