Digital imaging has become an essential tool in developing patients’ dental treatment plans. It is used with dental simulation software to process a pre-procedure image. We use this image to illustrate the results of your treatment after the procedure. Digital imaging helps us make an accurate diagnosis of the problem. The application of digital imaging extends everywhere – from dental restorations to cosmetic dental procedures and other fields of dentistry.
What are the Benefits of Digital Imaging?
- We use digital dental radiographs to examine all the areas of your mouth otherwise not visible to the human eye. This factor helps us detect oral complications in the early stages.
- The digital sensors and PSP sensors found in digital dental imaging technology do not expose you to excessive radiation levels. It means obtaining images using this method is safe for the human body.
- Digital imaging helps store vast amounts of data in compact size drives, thus reducing the paperwork. The use of this technology saves the environment.
- These images are easy to transfer.
What are the Types of Digital Imaging?
Intraoral Dental X-rays
Under this process, digital dental radiographs are taken inside your mouth. Intraoral dental X-rays help in identifying cavities. They are also useful in monitoring your bone and teeth health, as well as the status of your growing teeth.
Extraoral Dental X-rays
- We use extraoral dental X-rays to detect potential complications in your teeth, jaw, and temporomandibular joint. They are also used to identify affected teeth and observe the growth and development of your jaw. Extraoral dental X-rays have many types.
- Multi-slice computed Tomography or MCT offers a digital image focusing on the layer of your mouth by blurring others. It helps us to get a better view of the places not easily visible during a visual examination.
- Sialography is used to detect complications that affect your salivary glands. Another form of extraoral X-ray, panoramic X-rays are used to diagnose bony tumors, cysts and plan treatment for dental implants.
- Cephalometric projections provide a dental image of your head, allowing us to check for issues in your facial profile and jaw. We use these projections to plan treatment for teeth alignment.
- Cone-beam computerized tomography or CBCT is used to display the interior structures of your body using a 3D digital image. We use these X-rays to detect facial concerns like tumors and fractures.
- Bitewing X-rays are the dental images we take after you bite down on film. The X-ray provides a digital image of your teeth from top to bottom.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Ustick Dental Office, call (208) 375-8720 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Boise ID at 9733, W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID 83704.