Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging Techniques

On your first visit, most of the appointment time is dedicated to diagnosing the root cause of your dental health issues, running quick tests and taking dental images. Advanced dental imaging techniques like digital x-rays allow our dentist to quickly capture clear high-resolution images of your teeth and jawbone from various angles. This tremendous advancement in the field of dentistry is not only time saving, but also gives our dentist the necessary insight to provide you with the most accurate treatment for your dental health.

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry because they use far less radiation than traditional film x-rays. This technology replaces conventional x-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that displays the image within minutes of being taken. This makes it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently make a diagnosis. 

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.

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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 teeth, mouth and jaw. The iTero scanner's advanced technology uses a non-intrusive wand to scan your mouth and build a virtual 3D model that allows our dentist to show you exactly what will happen over the course of your treatment. Common applications of this technology include designing crowns and other prostheses, preparing models for oral surgery and even developing an Invisalign treatment.

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At Family Dentistry of Ellisville, we have  a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and correct all of your dental needs. If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment.