A digital X-ray is a modern technology that uses digital sensors instead of traditional X-ray films to capture images of teeth and the surrounding structures. These images are then transmitted to a computer screen for our dentist to view and evaluate. Digital X-rays are faster, more accurate, and emit significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays. They also provide a more detailed and higher-quality image, which allows for more precise diagnosis and treatment planning. Additionally, digital X-rays can be easily stored and shared electronically, making it easier for dentists to communicate with other healthcare professionals and provide patients with the best possible care.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography, also known as CBCT, is an advanced imaging device that uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam to produce detailed 3D images of the body, particularly the head, and neck. CBCT provides a more detailed and accurate view of the anatomy, allowing our dentists to diagnose and treat various conditions more effectively. CBCT scans are particularly useful for evaluating complex cases, such as dental implant placement, orthodontic treatment planning, and evaluating the extent of jawbone loss. The CBCT machine is relatively compact, and the scan time is short, making it a practical and convenient tool.
The iTero scanner is a cutting-edge dental technology that uses digital imaging to capture high-quality 3D images of a patient’s teeth and gums. The scanner is a handheld device that uses a small wand to capture images of the mouth, which are then displayed on a computer screen. iTero scanners are commonly used to create digital impressions of the teeth, which can create clear aligners, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances. They are also used in restorative dentistry to create digital models of teeth for crowns, bridges, and other dental restorations. One of the major benefits of iTero scanners is their accuracy and speed, which allows for faster and more precise treatment planning. Additionally, digital technology eliminates the need for messy traditional dental impressions, making the process more comfortable for patients.