Digital x-rays are quickly becoming adopted by a large percentage of the dental industry. A digital x-ray allows the dentist to take an image of the tooth or teeth and put it into an imaging program. Within this imaging program, there are a number of tools that will allow the dentist to take a very close look at the teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy.
As a benefit to the patient, the digital x-ray also provides nearly 80% less radiation than a standard x-ray. This is due to the fact that the digital version of the x-ray is much more sensitive to this radiation and has been specifically designed with the patient in mind.
- 90% lower radiation
There are basically two types of handpieces, air-driven and electric. Electric handpieces are much stronger than air-driven due to the fact that a motor is spinning the bur as opposed to air.
This allows the doctor to remove decay at a faster pace. This will cut down on the time it takes to complete a procedure.
We strive to keep abreast of the newest innovations in dental technology in order to provide you with the safest and most effective treatment options. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer the Care Stream 3D cone beam scanner from Kodak.
The CT 3-D – Kodak scan takes about 10 seconds, providing an exceptionally high image resolution in a short period of time. This means less waiting time for a diagnosis and quickly generated treatment plans. Utilizing the Care Stream scanner, we are able to quickly assess your dental needs and have you back out enjoying your life in less time than you might expect from traditional imaging equipment.
Our practice utilizes one of the few CT 3-D scanners in Clark County. When you come in for a consultation and you will see that the diagnosis and experience is different in our practice, and more thorough using the CT 3-D Scanner.
- Advanced detection and early diagnosis of dental concerns
- View 3-d anatomy for teeth, bone, & nerves
- Lower radiation
- Very high-tech
In addition, you will have the ability to see for yourself first hand the same images we are seeing. We send these digital images to insurance companies to aid in procedure acceptance.
- You can see what the dentist sees
- Easy to explain dental concerns
- Less pain and discomfort
A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery in that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not.
The ability to view the full structure of your head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panorex is capable of viewing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry among many others.