Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging

During your visit to Brevco Family Dentistry, you can expect your oral exam to be accompanied by x-rays or other dental imaging techniques. Dentists use imaging to find cavities, hidden dental structures, bone loss or malignant or benign masses.

Digital X-rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays (up to 90% less). The imaging results help your dentist identify any abnormalities in the gums, teeth, enamel, and bone loss surrounding your teeth. Unlike film x-rays, digital x-rays yield high-quality images almost instantaneously, resulting in shorter dental visits!

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

An iTero Intraoral Scanner is a more comfortable, convenient alternative to the “goo” associated with dental impressions. It allows dentists to take a 3-D digital scan, or picture, of a patient’s teeth and bite, rather than using a viscous impression material. Not only is the iTero Intraoral Scanner significantly more patient-friendly but also offers increased precision and eliminates the risks of gagging or swallowing excess impression gel.

Surgical Operating Microscopes

The high magnification and illumination provided by an endodontic microscope have become indispensable for both diagnosis and therapy. At Brevco Family Dentistry, we utilize the latest technology to improve diagnosis, increase precision and predictability in procedures, and provide a more thorough cleansing of the root canal systems.

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Dental imaging helps your dentist make a well-informed diagnosis and treatment plan catered to your unique needs. There are various types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Depending on your symptoms, some x-ray procedures will be more suitable than others.

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us at 636-561-9000 to schedule an appointment.