Dental Imaging

The initial consultation with our dentist is mostly for evaluation, routine check-up or to identify the cause of the prevailing dental condition. Today, the type of x-ray used during the comprehensive examination can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to quickly identify the problem and determine treatment. There are many types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist performs an evaluation to provide you with excellent treatment.

Digital X-ray

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Greenwood dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.

 Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the dentist can capture every surface of every tooth. 

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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 Honey Grove Family Dentistry, call us at 317-882-8000 today!

iTero Dental Impressions

Used to get effective intraoral x-rays, the iTero dental impressions are extremely useful as they provide a 3D image of the teeth. Whether you need to get impressions done for braces, dental fittings or more, you no longer have to get them done with the help of a liquid plaster mold. iTero Dental Impression produces a clear and instant image of your teeth. To do this procedure, the scanner makes use of 3D digital scans and offers patients a more convenient and comfortable digital imaging experience. The many advantages of iTero Dental Impressions include:

● Highly accurate, comfortable and time-saving procedure in terms of dental impressions

● A non-invasive treatment that captures around 100,000 laser points with great accuracy and perfect focus

● Precise dental imaging

● Eliminates the problems of swallowing or gagging excessive impression gel

● Provides an improved, detailed digital map of the mouth, helping in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems

iTero Dental Impressions is a flexible procedure. This can be used with braces, fillings, implants, dental crowns, and more.