Dental science has developed new treatments and technologies that have greatly improved the process of dental imaging. Our dentist at Houghton Family Dental Care in Tucson, Arizona, utilizes a variety of techniques to obtain the most thorough diagnosis. Take a closer look at these x-ray and imaging systems, below.
Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces and improves the resolution capacity of conventional X-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste as well as exposing the client to lower levels of radiation. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as they provide more detailed and immediate results.
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.Read more about Intraoral Camera
iTero Dental Impressions
The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.Read more about iTero Dental Impressions
Our dentist at Houghton Family Dental Care in Tucson, Arizona, may use one or a combination of dental imaging techniques to provide the most thorough examination. If you have any questions regarding these systems, contact our team directly by calling 520-207-2217 to learn more.