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Our Technology

At Northgate Dental Centre in North Burnaby our dentists and team use dental technology including digital x-rays, panoramic x-rays and VELscope to provide our patients with insight into their overall oral health.

Our Technology | Northgate Dental Centre

Digital X-Rays

Digital Radiography is a form of x-ray imaging in which digital x-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film.

Capturing and saving digital x-rays means that your dentist can have detailed images of your overall smile to review. We will save these images electronically as part of your confidential records.

We are also able to share these records with specialists and insurance companies if required.

Why should I get a digital x-ray?

Dental professionals rely on x-rays to see things we cannot see with the naked eye during a visual examination of the teeth and gums.

X-rays give us the ability to see and diagnose problems such as cavities, damage to any bones that support teeth.

Also, we can detect broken tooth roots, problems below the gum line, cysts, abscesses, tumours, impacted teeth using digital x-rays.

Advantages of digital x-rays?

Digital x-rays are safer and reduce radiation exposure to our patients and dentists.

The digital x-ray process is also much faster than traditional x-rays.

To learn more about digital x-rays and why they are important, get in touch with our team. 

Panoramic X-Rays

A panoramic x-ray is an important component of a thorough diagnostic examination.

This broad overview offers a full wrap-around image of your entire mouth.

It supplies information about the teeth, upper and lower jawbone, sinuses, and other hard and soft tissues of the head and neck.

A panoramic x-ray can help in the assessment of a variety of situations:

  • A panoramic view offers good detail and a broad range of diagnostic information
  • Screening for various abnormalities
  • Development of adult teeth in growing children
  • Alignment for teeth for orthodontic cases
  • Evaluate wisdom teeth
  • Past or present Temporomandibular Joint conditions


VELscope is the leading device for safe oral cancer screening that is easily administered in your dentist's chair in a couple of minutes under normal lighting conditions.

It uses fluorescence visualization technology to help dentists identify abnormal tissue including cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions that otherwise might not be detected by the naked eye.

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