Our Dental Imaging Guide
During the past three decades, dentistry has witnessed great advances in all its branches. Consequently, the need for more precise diagnostic tools, specifically imaging methods, has become mandatory. From the simple intra-oral periapical x-rays, to advanced imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging, cone beam computed tomography, computed tomography, and ultrasound have also found their place in modern dentistry. Moving from analog to digital radiography has not only made the process simpler and faster, but has also made image storage, manipulation, and retrieval easier. Three-dimensional imaging has made the complex cranio-facial structures more accessible for examination and for the early and accurate diagnosis of conditions that range from mild to severe. Some of these innovative technologies will be discussed in this article.
Depending on the case, one might be more useful than another and only our dentist can determine which is the most appropriate one. However, it is important to note that these improved dental imaging devices and technologies are not alternatives to dental treatments.
Digital x-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces conventional x-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. Unlike traditional x-rays, digital x-rays use less radiation. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as their processing time is faster, providing immediate results.
i-Cat 3D Imaging
Dental implants are the most sophisticated replacement for missing teeth but are often time-consuming to place. i-CAT® scans are quick, convenient, and vastly reduce the overall time it takes to complete dental implant procedures.Read more about i-Cat 3D Imaging
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.Read more about Intraoral Camera
Digital dental imaging make it easier for our dentist to diagnose oral diseases and abnormalities. Images are usually taken after our dentist has conducted an initial examination and the technology to be used will be determined according to your age and dental history, among other factors.
Our dentist in Windermere, Florida is experienced in the use of advanced tools and technology for the treatment and diagnosis of dental diseases. Call us at 407-217-7685 for an appointment or come by the office today to discuss any concerns you may have with our dentist.