Welcome to the Future of Dental Imaging

From diagnostics and treatment to superior image quality, digital imaging builds efficiency into every interaction between our dentist and you. The field of dental digital impressions is quickly growing, as evidenced by the number of new scanner systems with more features and benefits, increasing the differences between digital impressions vs. conventional impressions. There are systems that use a blue LED (light-emitting diode), such as optical scanners that depend upon a reflective surface and require a contrasting medium or powder to acquire a representation of the tooth morphology. There are also systems that use laser technology to scan and measure distances from the tooth surface to acquire the image. To learn more about these new and improved dental imaging tools, keep reading.

Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional  images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images. This makes it much easier to analyze the issue and make an accurate diagnosis, allowing for successful treatment planning and completion. 

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Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces conventional X-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays use less radiation. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as their processing time is faster, providing immediate results.

Intraoral Camera

Intraoral Cameras are used to generate images of remarkable sharpness and clarity. They have the necessary depth-of-view for both intra- and extraoral images, from full arch to macro views, delivering consistently clear, high-resolution images that our dentist can easily share with you, so you see what our dentist sees, helping you make an educated decision regarding treatment recommendations. Intraoral cameras are used for:

Periapical X-Rays: These X-rays produce results limited to one tooth only as it focuses on the details and the anatomy of that one tooth in particular. This kind of intraoral camera detects even the smallest changes in your dental structure.

Bite-Wing X-Rays: These X-rays produces images that include the upper and lower teeth of a specific area in your mouth. This intraoral camera helps detect tooth decay, cavities, or any other abnormality in your mouth.

Occlusal X-Rays: This intraoral camera focuses on the arch of the teeth, either on the upper jaw or the lower jaw. The images obtained help study the dental structure and the effects of any procedure.

Our dentist at Little Road Dental Care in , is experienced in dental imaging. Call us at 727-807-9117 for an appointment or visit our office today. Our dentist will answer any questions you might have.