Welcome to the Future of Dental Imaging
From diagnostics and treatment to superior image quality, digital imaging builds efficiency into every interaction between our dentist and you. The field of dental digital impressions is quickly growing, as evidenced by the number of new scanner systems with more features and benefits, increasing the differences between digital impressions vs. conventional impressions. There are systems that use a blue LED (light-emitting diode), such as optical scanners that depend upon a reflective surface and require a contrasting medium or powder to acquire a representation of the tooth morphology. There are also systems that use laser technology to scan and measure distances from the tooth surface to acquire the image.
Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Baltimore dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.
Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the dentist can capture every surface of every tooth.Read more about Digital X-rays
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 Loch Ridge Dental Care, call us at 410-668-7171 today!
iTero Dental Impressions
The iTero intraoral scanner is a cutting-edge imaging tool used by our dentist to create high-detail, 3D images of your mouth and jaw. Common applications of this technology include designing crowns and other prostheses, preparing models for oral surgery, and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. The iTero scanner's advanced technology uses a non-intrusive wand to scan your mouth and build a virtual 3D model that will allow our dentist to show you exactly what will happen over the course of your treatment.
Our dentist at Loch Ridge Dental Care in , is experienced in dental imaging. Call us at 410-668-7171 for an appointment or visit our office today. Our dentist will answer any questions you may have.