Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging

X-rays are among one of the methods most used when it comes to dental evaluations. Our dentist can easily identify a problem as soon as it presents itself within the image. Over the years, the way dental imaging is produced has changed, with quicker methods for immediate results and less exposure to radiation. 

Below, please see the dental imaging we provide for your convenience.

Digital X-rays

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 helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel.

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days.

Intraoral Camera

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.

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iTero Dental Impressions

Used to get effective intraoral x-rays, the iTero dental impressions provide a 3D image of your teeth. It’s used to acquire dental impressions for braces, dental fillings, dental crowns, implants and more.

The iTero dental impressions tool takes minutes to do and can be performed without any protective wear.

Dogwood Dental Care can provide you with more information about our Digital Imagining services. Contact us today at 618-529-2471 for any questions or concerns you may have.