Digital X-Ray

 

What does it do?

A form of X-ray imaging, digital radiography uses x-ray sensors to produce an image rather than traditional photographic film that uses chemical processing to produce an image.

What are the advantages?

Instead of X-ray film, digital radiography uses a digital image capture device. This gives advantages of immediate image preview and availability; elimination of costly film processing steps; a wider dynamic range, which makes it more forgiving for over- and under-exposure; as well as the ability to apply special image processing techniques that enhance overall display quality of the image.


3D Cone Beam

 

What does it do?

Dental Cone Beam CT. Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.

What are the advantages?

Cone beam imaging, while a relatively new technology to dentistry, has already radically transformed the way that we as dentists can gather information, with the result being an ability to diagnose and treatment plan in a manner that previously could not even be imagined. The transformation from interpreting two-dimensional information to diagnosing from 3-D imaging, which allows for visualization of all structures in any given field, is a quantum leap and one that has forever altered the way we must practice dentistry.


Panoramic X-Rays

 

What does it do?

Panoramic radiography, also called panoramic x-ray, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and tissues.

The jaw is a curved structure similar to that of a horseshoe. However, the panoramic x-ray produces a flat image of the curved structure. It usually provides details of the bones and teeth.


What are the advantages?

An x-ray (radiograph) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging.

Unlike a traditional intraoral x-ray where the film/x-ray detector is placed inside of the mouth, the film for a panoramic x-ray is contained inside of the machine.

  • No radiation remains in a patient's body after an x-ray examination.

  • X-rays usually have no side effects in the typical diagnostic range for this exam.

  • Panoramic x-rays can be used for very young children since the film does not have to be placed inside the mouth.


iTero Scan

 

What does it do?

iTero intraoral scanners are designed to deliver speed, reliability, intuitive operations, and outstanding visualization capabilities for general practitioners or orthodontists. Dentists use iTero scanners to show patients the outcome of their Invisalign treatment.

What are the advantages?

  • 3X faster ClinCheck setups

  • 10X fewer rejections

  • 7X fewer fit issues

  • Better patient experience

  • Simulated outcomes for patients