All You Want to Know About Dental Imaging

Our dentist is implementing new tools and techniques for dental imaging, offered through modern technology, making dental procedures quicker and effective. Usually during your initial visit, a lot of time was spent running tests and a getting an X-ray. Now our team is ready to serve you in a fast, reliable, efficient way.  

Digital X-Rays

We at University Place Dental in Carbondale, Illinois offer various dental imaging techniques that are thorough and that along with our dentist, provide an accurate diagnosis to better assist you in all your dental needs.

Please review our imaging techniques below and don’t hesitate to contact us at 618-549-0208 or talk to our dentist about any of the following methods.

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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 University Place Dental, call us at 618-549-0208 today!

iTero Dental Impressions

iTero Dental Impression is a simple scanner that obtains a clearer and instant image of teeth. To do this, the scanner makes use of 3D digital scan and offers dental patients with a more convenient and comfortable digital imaging experience. The many advantages of iTero Dental Impressions include:

  • Highly and precise dental imaging

  • Eliminates the problems of swallowing or gagging excessive impression gel

  • 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

  • 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.

We at University Place Dental in Carbondale, Illinois offer various dental imaging techniques that are thorough and that along with our dentist, provide an accurate diagnosis to better assist you in all your dental needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 618-549-0208 or talk to our dentist about any of our methods.