Dental Imaging

Dental imaging is a routine aspect of comprehensive exams. At Aesthetic Dental Innovations, our dentist utilizes a variety of x-ray and imaging techniques to ensure they obtain the most thorough insight into your oral health. Take a closer look at the systems utilized at our dental office in Ft. Worth, Texas, below. 

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, our 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 locate and treat the problem at hand.

This style of dental imaging also helps identify unusual bone growth, nasal cavity issues, jaw diseases and problems in the sinus area. The images produced are usually more detailed than the ones provided by a traditional CT. Such resolution makes it easy to identify complications in the muscular structure, lymph nodes, nerves and glands in the mouth. This type of x-ray is often used when planning for in-depth surgery.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are a common dental imaging tool that's replaced traditional film x-rays. This system provides quick and efficient results that allow our dentist to view the images in a matter of minutes. 

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 Aesthetic Dental Innovations, call us at 817-292-9348 today!

At Aesthetic Dental Innovations in Ft. Worth, Texas our focus is helping you achieve optimal oral health. The dental imaging techniques our dentist utilizes are a vital component in reaching this goal. Take the first step in attaining a healthy, confident smile by scheduling an appointment today at 817-292-9348!