3033 Immel St Unit 500 Abbotsford BC V2S 6S2 CA

Dental Technology

At Fraser Valley Dental Specialists in Abbotsford, we believe early detection could be key to optimal oral health. We provide in-house diagnostic services and dental technology such as digital and panoramic x-rays, VELscope, and dental cone beam CT scanning, to help us identify areas of risk and stop problems before they start.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays, also known as digital radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan.

Digital x-rays are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major dental concern. 

Digital x-rays use an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer.  This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems more easily. 

Panoramic X-Rays

Panoramic x-rays, also called panoramic radiography, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaw, surrounding structures and tissues.

It covers a wider area than conventional intraoral x-rays and so provides valuable information about the maxillary sinuses, tooth positioning, and other bone abnormalities. 


VELscope® technology is used by our dentists to help visualize oral tissue abnormalities, including cancer and pre-cancer.

Dental Cone Beam CT (CBCT)

Dental cone beam CT scanning provides three-dimensional images. You stand or sit while the machine rotates around your head.

The beam is cone-shaped, instead of fan-shaped, as in a standard medical CT. The cone-beam CT is particularly useful for dental implant selection and placement.

iTero Intraoral Digital Scanner 

The iTero Intraoral Scanner is a digital impression system that captures a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. It allows the dentist to take a 3D digital scan of a patient's teeth and bite and make adjustments in real time.

The scanner can be used to create digital study models, supplemental orthodontic appliances, Invisalign® aligners, and much more. 

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