When you visit our dentist at Arkadelphia Dental Care, the majority of the initial visit is spent taking tests and diagnosing dental problems that one might be experiencing. In most cases, the type of x-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and evaluate it appropriately. Learn about the various types of dental imaging techniques that are available at our office in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.
To capture the images, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the results within minutes. This quick turnaround not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of needing to wait hours or days.
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 Arkadelphia Dental Care, call us at 870-246-2242 today!
iTero Dental Impressions
Used to obtain effective intraoral x-rays, the iTero dental impressions provides a 3D image of your teeth. It’s used to acquire dental impressions for braces, dental fillings, dental crowns and implants. The iTero dental impressions tool completes its procedure within minutes and can be performed without any protective wear.
If you wish you could see the results of your dental treatment before starting the process, our Smile-Vision technology may be right for you! The software makes simulations of your teeth and applies a virtual treatment to show you the kind of results you can expect to receive.
If you have any questions regarding digital x-rays or other dental imaging techniques, our team at Arkadelphia Dental Care are happy to help! Get your answers questioned today by calling our Arkadelphia, Arkansas, dental office at 870-246-2242.