Dental Imaging Techniques

At your initial visit to our dentist, we will utilize dental imaging techniques to diagnose any dental condition that may be affecting your oral health. In many cases, these techniques can provide immediate results, thus enabling both our dentist and you to understand the problem and treat it accordingly.  

There are various kinds of x rays available for dental imaging. Some x-ray procedures will be more feasible than others depending on the symptoms you have.  In any case, we will strive to provide you the better service available. Learn more about the various styles utilized at our Newnan, Georgia, dental office, below. 

Digital X-Rays

Among the most common dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose patients to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help our dentist identify with ease any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel. This technique has become one of the most adopted methods of digital imaging around the world.

To capture the images, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of it being taken. This quick turnaround not only makes your dental appointment shorter, but it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days to make a precise diagnosis. In addition to providing exceptional quality images, our dentist can adjust the image contrast and brightness as needed.

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 Wheat Family Dental, call us at 770-251-8145 today!

iTero Dental Impressions

Used to get effective intraoral x-rays, the iTero dental impressions provide a 3D image of your teeth to acquire a dental impression for braces, dental fillings, dental crowns, implants and more. The tool takes minutes to use and can be performed without any protective wear. 

It consists of a simple scanner to obtain a clear and instant image of teeth. To do this procedure, the scanner makes use of 3D digital scans while it also 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 for a very precise dental imaging
  • Eliminates the problem of swallowing or gagging due to excessive impression gel
  • Provides an improved, detailed digital map of the mouth, helping in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to visit our Newnan, Georgia, office for a consultation and quote, contact us today at 770-251-8145 to schedule an appointment. Our Wheat Family Dental team is ready to help you meet your oral health goals!