Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging

When visiting Dental Group of Rockford you will undergo an evaluation to identify dental issues that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of x-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment.

Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. There are different types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Dental imaging is a great tool to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections, and other oral issues in a patient. Traditional x-rays generally reveal the issues in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth.

Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray that is necessary when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images. This makes it much easier to analyze the issue and make an accurate diagnosis, allowing for successful treatment planning and completion. 

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Digital X-rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as traditional 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.

Below are some great benefits of digital X-rays in comparison to the traditional x-ray:

  • Produces less radiation

  • Enables our dentist to make a more accurate diagnosis

  • Reduces the use of materials or harsh chemicals

  • Quicker to use and provides immediate results

  • Produces better image results, enabling our dentist to figure out abnormalities in teeth, gums or enamel instantly.

In addition to that, digital x-rays provide exceptional quality images for our dentist, who is able to adjust the image (contrast or brightness) as needed. This technique has become one of the most adopted methods of digital imaging.

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.

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iTero Dental Impressions

iTero Dental Impression is a simple scanner used to obtain a clearer and instant image of 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.

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 Group of Rockford can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.

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If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to evaluate and suggest the required dental treatments in order to correct the problem.Dental Group of Rockford in Rockford, Illinois has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.