Digital x-ray and pan:
Dental pulp, nerves, and roots are just as vital to the structure of a tooth as the crown is. Sometimes problems lurk deep below the surface, leaving the impression of a strong and healthy smile without the stable structure to maintain it. X-rays have long been the best way for dentists to get a good look at what’s really going on inside your mouth, solving these problems before they run rampant.
Traditional x-rays involved biting a piece of film between the teeth, then exposing it to x-radiation. That film would then be sent to a development lab, just like in film photography.
These days, digital scanners have replaced the traditional methods. Instead of film, the patient bites down on a digital sensor, which sends the x-ray images directly to a computer screen. Your dentist can see real-time images of your mouth while right there in the room with you. This saves time, materials, and the risk of coming back with blurry images.
The technology doesn’t stop there. Digital panex machines bring x-rays to a new level. With this device, a dentist can pan a camera around your entire jaw, building a more complete dental image than ever before.
Intraoral cameras have many of the same advantages of x-rays, except that they work in the visible light spectrum. These cameras are designed to give us a high-definition, close-up view of your mouth’s surface structures.
Anything that you could see with a flashlight and a mirror, these cameras can see closer and better.
One of the functions of an intraoral camera is to scan the mouth. Much like software for a 3D printer, the sensors on the camera measure every surface of every tooth, enabling it to build an accurate digital model of your mouth.
Digital impressions never shatter on the floor or get awkward air bubbles in the polymer. They can be reused again and again, streamlining much of the labor in the dental industry.
Dentists can use them zoom in on a perfect replica of your teeth, enabling them to study it and become more precise in their diagnoses. The models are also used to create mouthguards, crowns, bridges, and oral appliances. After performing a procedures, one quick scan with the camera will tell the dentist if everything went according to plan.
With these, work becomes more precise, giving you the very best that our dental practice has to offer.
Rotary endodontics is a root canal method that uses long, flexible drills. Using this method, the cleaning and shaping of the root canal is more accurate and less intrusive than ever before. Post-operative sensitivity dramatically decreases. Filling is easier, cleaner, and more precise. Even the time spent in the dentist’s chair goes down.
If you’re in need of a root canal, this approach makes our work better and your life easier.