During your visit to Chesapeake Center for Complete Dentistry, you can expect your oral exam to be accompanied by x-rays or other dental imaging techniques. Dentists use imaging to find cavities, hidden dental structures, bone loss or malignant or benign masses.
Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
Dental cone beam tomography, also known as a Cone Beam CT, is largely used when regular facial or dental x-rays are not applicable to the dental condition being treated. With Cone beam tomography, your dentist can acquire a 3D image of the teeth, gums and other soft tissues, as well as the bones and the nerve pathways of the roots, to correctly identify and treat the problem.Read more about Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
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!
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
Surgical Operating Microscopes
The high magnification and illumination provided by an endodontic microscope have become indispensable for both diagnosis and therapy. At Chesapeake Center for Complete Dentistry, we utilize the latest technology to improve diagnosis, increase precision and predictability in procedures, and provide a more thorough cleansing of the root canal systems.Read more about Surgical Operating Microscopes
Dental imaging helps your dentist make a well-informed diagnosis and treatment plan catered to your unique needs. There are various types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Depending on your symptoms, some x-ray procedures will be more suitable than others.
If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us at 757-465-8900 to schedule an appointment.