Digital scans, or digital “impressions,” create a three dimensional digital image of your teeth and oral structures. They replace traditional impressions, which are messy, uncomfortable, and just not all that accurate. Patients who have sensitive gag reflexes especially appreciate digital scanning, which we use in the treatment planning stages of restorative dentistry and Invisalign cases.
With digital x-rays, we get a more in-depth look at your teeth and oral structures while also limiting your exposure to radiation, saving you time spent waiting, and reducing the amount of space we have to dedicate to storage.
Digital x-rays are ready instantly, and exposure to radiation is reduced by up to 85% compared to traditional radiography. That reduction in radiation may be especially important for young patients, as radiation builds up in the body over time.
In the event that we need to refer your case out to a specialist — like for dental implant placement or complex root canals — digital x-rays are transferred in an instant along with the rest of your treatment plan.
We want to involve you in the treatment process as much as possible, and our intraoral camera helps far more than our small handheld mirrors. Using the camera, Dr. Natalia walks you through what’s going on in your mouth on a screen that’s right at your chair side. Our patients find being able to see their teeth and gums is a significant help in fully understanding their treatment plan — and that leads to greater success overall.