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Digital Imaging

If you want to maintain healthy teeth and an attractive smile, you will need to practice proper oral hygiene. Is also extremely important that you regularly visit your dentist for an assessment of the current state of your dental health.

While you are visiting your dentist for an oral exam, x-rays or other types of dental imaging may be used. Digital imaging is very convenient because it provides you with instant results, allowing your dentist to make a faster diagnosis and getting you back to home or work more quickly. The storage and retrieval of images is much easier with digital imaging, so you spend less time in the dental office and more time doing what you want.

Technological Advancements

Your dentist is always on the lookout for cutting-edge dental technology to help them diagnose and treat patients more effectively and quickly. Dental imaging helps them make a comprehensive diagnosis, further allowing for the development of an individual treatment plan for your unique needs.

Over the last few decades, digital imaging technology has rapidly advanced. This allows your dentist to detect issues such as:

  • Oral diseases, such as oral cancer
  • Cavities
  • Bone loss
  • Hidden dental structures

Modern

Technology Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

Cone beam is a particular type of x-ray that provides extremely accurate 3D images of patient’s teeth, nerve pathways, bone, and soft tissues in only one scan. The name comes from the fact that the x-ray beam is shaped like a cone.

Cone beam x-rays offer your dentist the ability to more easily analyze dental problems, which helps them make a more accurate diagnosis.

Your dentist uses a small camera that is not much larger than a pen to capture highly detailed images of every tooth, completely replacing traditional x-rays. There is no longer any need to develop or chemically process images. Instead, they instantly appear on a computer screen. This allows your dentist to capture every tooth’s surface, leading to less time in the dental office for the patient.

Digital X-Rays Benefits

  • Reduces waste and dangerous chemicals
  • Involves much less radiation exposure than with traditional x-rays
  • Provides results that are immediately sent to a computer screen for viewing

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For more information about how dental digital imaging is used in our dental practice, please contact our office to request more information about this innovative dental technology.