Dental Imaging Solutions

Dental Imaging is the modern dental technology used to obtain radiographies of your teeth and mouth. This technology also helps monitor the progress of your treatment and your overall oral condition. There are different types of x-rays available for dental imaging. At Mountain Crest Dental in Mesa, Arizona, our dentist offers various dental imaging techniques which help detect and diagnose any dental health issue that you may be experiencing. Some x-ray techniques are more suitable than others based on the symptoms you have.

Ceph X-Ray

A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also safe, fast, painless and extremely effective. 

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Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays (up to 90% less). The imaging results help your dentist identify any abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel. Unlike film x-rays, digital x-rays yield high quality images almost instantaneously, resulting in shorter dental visits!

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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. 

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 Mountain Crest Dental, call us at 480-718-9443 today!

Identifying the issues is a priority for our dentist to further decide the course of the dental treatment to correct the problems. Good oral health has a great impact on your overall health. At Mountain Crest Dental, we're here to help! Call us at 480-718-9443 to schedule an appointment.