At the Center for Oral Health & Sleep Apnea Treatment, we have incorporated modern dental imaging technologies into our existing dentistry technologies to improve our diagnosis, treatment, and patient recovery times. We can accurately diagnose and treat dental issues more proactively rather than reactively. Our range of imaging technologies includes the following:
We use an Itero scanner to scan the whole region of a patient’s mouth. These scanners ensure that we capture images more quickly. The results are also more accurate. As such, the iTero scanner saves both the patient’s and the dentist’s time. Additionally, since iTero imaging is radiation-free, it is safe for everyone, including pregnant women. For patients needing restorative work or Invisalign®, we can create accurate models.
Our dentist will use a dental sensor, which is a tiny device that captures X-ray images. A dental intraoral sensor is designed to fit comfortably into the patient’s mouth. Although these sensors show images similar to those produced by film radiographs, they provide better resolution.
Again, the intraoral X-ray sensors reduce the radiation exposure to a patient. The software used in these sensors helps the dentist zoom into various mouth parts to get more detailed results. A dentist can also apply filters to ensure enhanced diagnosis. The results are also archived without loss of image quality. Last but not least, dental sensors are patient-friendly.
CBCT Scanner for 3D imaging
Dental CBCT scan provides 3D imaging solutions to patients. This scan allows dentists to get full sinus, TMJ, double jaw, and airway analysis. At our dental clinic, we can identify root canal infections using the 3D imaging tool; we can diagnose dental cavitations and jawbone abnormalities to provide effective treatments.
When placing dental implants, 3D imaging helps us see where the nerves of the tooth are situated so that the implants can be placed in the right place and avoid nerve damage. Similarly, we use a dental CBCT scan for tooth extractions to allow us to see the proximity of the nerves to the tooth being extracted. This way, it helps prevent nerve damage when performing a simple extraction.
Also called pantomography, panoramic imaging helps capture single images of the patient’s facial structures. Panoramic images are useful in diagnosing problems that require wide coverage of the patient’s jaw. Our dentist uses this imaging technique to evaluate trauma like jaw fractures. We also use it to locate the third molars, tooth development, tooth eruption, root tips, and impacted teeth.
We can use panoramic imaging to diagnose temporomandibular joint pain and developmental anomalies. Our dentist can use panoramic imaging as the initial evaluation imaging to get the needed insight before further in-depth imaging is conducted. Patients who are intolerable to intraoral procedures may benefit from panoramic images.
Visit us at the Center for Oral Health & Sleep Apnea Treatment to learn more about our dental technologies.