An initial visit to the dentist usually consists of taking many images of your teeth to examine them for any oral problems. Thankfully, the x-ray happens to be one of the fastest methods to get results. This originally required a lot of time and sometimes took longer than one visit. With new dental imaging techniques, dental offices are now able to obtain better and faster results.
At Neibauer Dental Care in Brandywine, Maryland, we utilize a variety of dental imaging and x-ray techniques to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care. Take a closer look at these systems and the tools we use, below.
Digital x-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. The technology replaces the concept of traditional films used in conventional X-rays with advanced, electronic sensors to create sharp, digital images of the teeth, gums and oral bone structure.
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 Neibauer Dental Care, call us at 301-542-9938 today!
iTero Dental Impressions
iTero Dental Impressions is a simple scanner that obtains a clearer and instant image of teeth. To do this, the scanner makes use of 3D digital scan and offers dental patients with a more convenient and comfortable digital imaging experience. The many advantages of iTero Dental Impressions include:
Highly and precise dental imaging
Eliminates the problems of swallowing or gagging excessive impression gel
Accurate, comfortable and time-saving procedure in terms of dental impressions
A non-invasive treatment that captures around 100,000 laser points with great accuracy and perfect focus
An improved, detailed digital map of the mouth, helping in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems
If you are looking for a dental practice that values their patients in the Brandywine, Maryland, area, then head over to Neibauer Dental Care. From evaluation and dental imaging to treatment and aftercare, we'll work to ensure you receive the highest quality of services. Schedule your appointment today by calling 301-542-9938.