Techniques in Dental Imaging

We are a dental practice that uses various techniques to concisely diagnose any dental issues that you may present. We use these techniques to better offer you treatments that will treat your condition or to verify that a treatment plan has worked. Dental imaging provides our dentist with insight into your oral health and have proven to be very useful for our dental practice. The following are the dental imaging techniques we offer atCoconut Creek Winning Smiles in Coconut Creek, Florida.

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Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional  images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images. This makes it much easier to analyze the issue and make an accurate diagnosis, allowing for successful treatment planning and completion. 

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Digital X-ray

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Coconut Creek dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.

 Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the dentist can capture every surface of every tooth. 

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Intraoral Camera

Another common dental X-ray, the intraoral camera is used when our dentist needs to take X-rays which show the interior of your mouth as clearly as possible. In this case, the camera is largely focused on the inside of your mouth.

Coconut Creek Winning Smiles in Coconut Creek, Florida, is glad to use these dental imaging techniques to better service you. Contact us at 954-427-8000 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any inquiries you may have.