Dental Imaging Techniques

When you first visit our dentist at Rivercrest Commons Family Dental, a large portion of your visit will be spent taking tests and identifying any dental issue present. Our dentist always takes your needs into consideration and provides an accurate diagnosis. Our team utilizing at a variety of x-rays and dental imaging styles at our Riverview, Florida, dental office. Take a closer look at these techniques, below. 

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are among the most common dental imaging techniques. The imaging result helps our dentist easily identify any issues or growths in the gums, teeth and enamel.

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 Rivercrest Commons Family Dental, call us at 813-450-2966 today!

If you have any questions regarding the dental imaging techniques utilized at Rivercrest Commons Family Dental, contact our office in Riverview, Florida. Our team is happy to answer your questions as well as provide more information regarding the tools and techniques we use. Speak with a friendly member of staff today by calling 813-450-2966.