Our Dental Imaging
The initial visit to the dentist is mostly for a routine check-up or evaluation to identify the cause of any dental condition. Previously this was considered to be a lengthy process that also required more than one visit. Nowadays, the type of x-ray used during the comprehensive examination may deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to quickly identify the problem and determine a treatment.
There are many types of x-rays available for dental imaging. At Dental Care on San Antonio, our dentist performs an evaluation to provide you with the best treatment suited to your particular needs. Dental Care on San Antonio offers several x-ray and dental imaging tools.
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.
The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days.
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.Read more about Intraoral Camera
iTero Dental Impressions
The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.Read more about iTero Dental Impressions
KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder
The KaVo DIAGNOdent laser is a revolutionary, ADA approved method for detecting cavities using sound. Using a low-density laser, hidden decay is found much the same way a metal detector locates metal objects in the ground. When the laser pinpoints a cavity, it produces a sound. Thanks to this new technology, your dentist at Dental Care on San Antonio can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.Read more about KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder
Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to further decide on the proper treatment. Dental Care on San Antonio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has a dedicated team of professionals available to evaluate and correct all of your dental needs.
If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment.