Dental Imaging Techniques
At St. Lucie Family Dental, our dentist uses advanced dental imaging techniques to monitor changes in your oral health, quickly diagnose dental problems and develop quality treatment plans and restorations. Technology, like digital x-rays, allows our dentist to evaluate the results without delay so that treatments can begin promptly when needed. All of the dental imaging tools used in our office are safe, comfortable and efficient to ensure we provide our patients with the highest quality care.
One of the most important advancements in dental imaging has been digital x-rays. Unlike their conventional film predecessor, digital x-rays result in far less radiation exposure, plus the results are available within minutes rather than hours or even days. They also produce higher quality images so that our dentist can more accurately diagnose problems and develop more precise treatments.
An intraoral camera is a dental imaging technology used for taking internal images of a patient’s mouth. This device provides comprehensive, detailed images of the internal structures of the mouth from a variety of different angles.
There are three different types of intraoral x-rays:
- Periapical X-Ray: Shows the tooth from its roots in the jaw to the outer layer of enamel to identify unusual growths or abnormalities within the tooth or in the bone structure.
- Occlusal X-Ray: Details the placement of each tooth to identify misalignment and outline treatment plans to move the teeth into the correct position.
- Bitewing X-Ray: Focuses on the tooth enamel to identify cavities not visible on the surface of the teeth. Also shows deterioration of fillings and other dental restorations.
At St. Lucie Family Dental in Port St. Lucie, Florida, our dentist and team are qualified in the use of these state-of-the-art dental imaging techniques to better serve you and your oral health needs. Contact us at 772-446-4816 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have.