A major part of the first visit to our dentist is spent on diagnosing the dental problems that you may be experiencing. The type of X-ray used can deliver instant results, in most cases, making it convenient for our dentist to identify the problem and evaluate it appropriately.
Digital x-rays are among the most common and useful dental imaging techniques, with the added benefit that it issues less radiation than film x-rays. The imaging result helps our dentist identify any growths or irregularities in your gums, teeth and enamel.
An intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes an image of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, the dentist inserts the camera into a patient's mouth and gently shifts it about so that images can be taken from a variety of angles.
The intraoral camera is extremely helpful in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay and cracked teeth and in educating the patient. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen or television monitor, your dentist can easily show you, in real-time, if you have a fractured tooth or need gum disease treatment. A picture is worth a thousand words!
Time-savings that come with the intraoral camera are especially noticeable when your dentist needs to take several images at one time. Intraoral camera images are easy to re-take, print and duplicate. Printouts can be sent to dental insurance companies to strengthen claims. In fact, these images are so useful that some insurance companies now accept images via e-mail; the reduced paper trail cuts down on claim-processing time and is an environmentally friendly option as well.
For more information on the intraoral camera at Raintree Family Dental Care, call us at 816-623-3563 today!
iTero Dental Impressions
iTero Dental Impressions create a 3D image of your teeth that is then used to acquire an impression for braces, fillings, crowns, implants and more. The iTero Dental Impressions tool takes minutes and can be performed without any protective wear.
If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment and get ready to smile.