Northstar Family Dental utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to make a diagnosis accurately. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays result in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth and determine bone level and health of bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
The advantages of digital imaging enable us to not only store patient images but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). More information coming soon.
iTero Intraoral Scanner:
iTero Intraoral Scanner is a touch-enabled scanner that gives a more accurate view of your mouth, gums, teeth, and all other oral structures. The best part about using this device is that it makes it easier to create digital impressions for Invisalign and other orthodontic procedures.