The Advantages of Dental Imaging
When you visit our practice, our dentist will use modern dental imaging techniques for testing and/or diagnosing any dental issues you may be experiencing. In many cases, the kind of x ray used can provide immediate results, which makes it easier for both our dentist and you to understand the problem and assess it accordingly.
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. In addition, digital x-rays provide exceptional quality images for our dentist, who is able to adjust the image (contrast or brightness) as needed. This technique has become one of the most adopted methods of digital 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.
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 Sierra Family Dentistry, call us at 480-899-3425 today!
iTero Dental Impressions
iTero Dental Impression is a simple device that obtains a clearer and instant image of teeth. To do this procedure, the device makes use of 3D digital scans and offers patients a more convenient and comfortable digital imaging experience. iTero Dental Impressions is a flexible procedure. This can be used with braces, fillings, implants, dental crowns, and more.
In Sierra Family Dentistry in Chandler, has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all your dental needs!
If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, do not hesitate to contact us today at 480-899-3425 schedule an appointment.