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Digital X-rays are one of the newest x-ray techniques around. With digital radiographs, a flat electronic pad or sensor typically replaces the film. The x-rays hit the sensor the same way they would hit the film. But instead of developing the film in the dark room, the image is electronically sent directly to a computer where the image appears on the screen. The image can then be stored on the computer or printed out.
Digital x-ray reduces radiation by as much as 80 percent. The digital image of your teeth on the computer screen can be rotated, magnified, and adjusted for contrast. The image can be accurately reproduced any number of times for insurance purposes, referral consultations, or patient education. Digital x-ray allows us to provide better quality of care to our patients.
The intra-oral camera is a highly advanced innovation in dentistry that allows us to get a close-up view inside your mouth. The intra-oral camera is approximately the size and shape of a dental mirror. It has a built-in light source, so it gives us easy-to-see video and still pictures.
We can zoom in on one tooth or give you a video tour of your entire mouth. The images are displayed on a computer monitor, so you will be able to see problems such as worn or broken fillings, cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to fillings, gum disease, and excessive tooth wear.
Images captured with an intra-oral camera can often be printed for you to take home or for us to store with your dental record. They can also be sent to specialist and insurance companies.
The intra-oral camera allows you to be an active partner in your dental treatment by enabling you to see what the dentist sees inside your mouth. With a clear understanding of your dental conditions, you will be able to make treatment decisions with confidence.