Dental imaging is a method that relies on digital technology to produce digital images of teeth and bone structures. It's essentially an advanced version of traditional x rays. Dental imaging is used to study the cavities, dental infections and oral masses that can be both benign and severe. Dental imaging is also used for studying a patient’s bone loss.
At Neibauer Dental Care, we utilize a variety of imaging techniques to ensure our patients receive the most thorough diagnosis. Taking a closer look at these tools and how they're used at our Bowie, Maryland, dental office, below.
A digital x-ray is one of the most important advancements in dentistry. The technology replaces the concept of traditional films used in conventional X-rays with advanced, electronic sensors.
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 Neibauer Dental Care, call us at 301-262-8024 today!
iTero Dental Impressions
The iTero dental impressions system is a simple scanner that obtains a clear and instant image of teeth. To do this, the scanner makes use of 3D digital scan and offers dental patients with a more convenient and comfortable digital imaging experience. The many advantages of iTero Dental Impressions include:
Highly and precise dental imaging
Eliminates the problems of swallowing or gagging excessive impression gel
Accurate, comfortable and time-saving procedure in terms of dental impressions
A non-invasive treatment that captures around 100,000 laser points with great accuracy and perfect focus
An improved, detailed digital map of the mouth, helping in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems
Advanced dental imaging techniques are vital to capturing the whole picture of a patient's oral health level, which is why they're an integral part of our treatment services at Neibauer Dental Care. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the tools used at our Bowie, Maryland, dental office, call us today at 301-262-8024.