Dental Imaging and Its Benefits at Town Center Family Dental-Cypress,TX

Dental Imaging and Its Benefits

Dental imaging enables our dentist to view your dental anatomy from wider and different angles. For instance, a better angle of bone structures that aid in locating dental problems or the ability to examine anatomical structures more precisely. This great advancement in the field of dentistry is not only time saving but also provides excellent and accurate results.

Digital X-ray

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Cypress 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. 

Read more about Digital X-ray

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 Town Center Family Dental, call us at 281-304-4280 today!

 If you are looking for a great dentist for dental imaging and a great dental staff, then head over to Town Center Family Dental in Cypress,TX or contact us at 281-304-4280. We are ready to put modern technology at the service of all your oral needs.