Dental Imaging

For an appointment call our office today at 804-360-8890 or Make an Appointment

All You Should Know About Dental Imaging

Technological advancements have empowered the process of dental imaging, enabling dentists to obtain a better analysis of bone structures for identifying oral issues. Our dentist has adopted these new x-ray tools and techniques that ensure a quicker, more productive dental appointment.

In this article, we will identify several different techniques of dental imaging which are now used within our office to save time and resources. If you are curious to learn more about these procedures, continue reading!

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 with ease. You can expect:

  • Less exposure to radiations, unlike traditional versions

  • An accurate diagnosis more efficiently

  • A reduction in wasted materials or harsh chemicals

  • Less time-consumption and immediate results

  • Better imaging results, enabling the dentist to figure out abnormalities in teeth, gums or enamel instantly

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that immediately displays the image taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter,but also permits the dentist to view and analyze the results immediately.

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.

Read more about Intraoral Camera

Advanced dental imaging techniques have allowed tremendous advancement in the field of dentistry that not only saves time, but also providing excellent and accurate results.

If you are looking for a great dentist experienced in dental imaging technology, then head over toLifetime Dentistry at Short Pump in Richmond, Virginia.
We offer a great team and a professional team! Call us at 804-360-8890 for an appointment or come to our office today!