Dental Imaging

An appointment for dental imaging usually involves testing to identify the cause of your current dental condition. With new technological advances in dentistry, our dentist has adopted techniques that efficiently diagnose any dental issues.  

Below we will review the techniques our dentist at Coal Creek Family Dental uses for dental imaging:

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces traditional film X-rays with advanced, electronic sensors.

Below are some great benefits of digital X-rays in comparison to the traditional X-ray:

  • They produce less radiation.

  • They allow our dentist to make more accurate diagnoses.

  • They reduce the use of materials or harsh chemicals.

  • They are quicker to use and they provide immediate results.

  • They produce better image results, and they allow our dentist to find abnormalities in teeth, gums or enamel instantly.

In addition to these benefits, digital X-rays provide exceptional quality images for our dentist, who is able to adjust the images' contrast or brightness as needed. This technique has become one of the most adopted methods of digital imaging.

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. 

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 Coal Creek Family Dental, call us at 303-953-0530 today!

One benefit of dental imaging is the ability of viewing your dental anatomy from multiple angles. This helps to better identify dental issues and examine dental anatomy precisely. This development has proved to be time-saving and to help provide reliable diagnoses.

If you are looking for great dental imaging, head over to Coal Creek Family Dental in Erie, Colorado. Call us at 303-953-0530 for an appointment or come to our office today! Our team is here to answer any questions you may have.