Dental Imaging

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Facts About Dental Imaging

Initial sessions with our dentist involve evaluation, testing and diagnosing dental issues that you may be experiencing. In many cases, the type of x ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment.

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 help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of 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

The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.

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Surgical Operating Microscopes

The high magnification and illumination provided by an endodontic microscope have become indispensable for both diagnosis and therapy. At Quail Hollow Family Dentistry, we utilize the latest technology to improve diagnosis, increase precision and predictability in procedures, and provide a more thorough cleansing of the root canal systems.

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If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment.