Dental imaging uses safer, faster and more accurate digital X-ray technology. These advanced tools allow our dentist to see things that are not visible to the naked eye. At Neibauer Dental Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, we utilize a variety of dental imaging techniques. Learn more about these systems, below.
Digital x-rays are a modern, more advanced version of traditional x-rays. Taking x-rays digitally is more convenient and doing so produces better, more accurate images for the dentist to study and analyze. Digital x-rays are safer as they don’t expose as much radiation as traditional x-rays.
Intraoral cameras are digital imaging tools used to take accurate images in the mouth. They're used to take a few different styles of x-rays, including:
- Periapical X-Ray: This x ray produces a result that is limited to one tooth alone. It studies the details and the anatomy of that one tooth in particular. This is why this kind of intraoral camera detects even the smallest change in the dental structure.
- Bite-Wing X-Ray: This x-ray produces a result that incorporates the upper and lower teeth of a specific area in your mouth. It helps in detecting tooth decay, cavities or any other abnormality in the mouth.
- Occlusal X-Ray: This intraoral x-ray focuses on the arch of the teeth. It could be either the upper jaw or the lower jaw. Such results are helpful to study the dental structure and the developments of any procedure.
Our dentist will utilize one or a combination of these intraoral x-rays to effectively diagnose your dental health issues.
Our dentist, at Neibauer Dental Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is experienced in using these advanced pieces of equipment to better assist your dental needs. If you have any questions regarding the dental imaging tools we utilize, contact our office at 540-548-3602 for more information.