A Guide to Dental Imaging
During the past three decades, dentistry has witnessed great advances in all its branches. Consequently, the need for more precise diagnostic tools, specifically imaging methods, has become mandatory. From the simple intraoral periapical X-rays to advanced imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging, cone beam computed tomography and ultrasound have also found their place in modern dentistry. Moving from analog to digital radiography has not only made the process simpler and faster, but has also made image storage, manipulation and retrieval easier. Three-dimensional imaging has made the complex craniofacial structures more accessible for examination and for the early and accurate diagnosis of conditions that range from mild to severe.
Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces conventional X-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays emit less radiation. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis, as their processing time is faster, providing immediate results.
Intraoral cameras are used to generate images of remarkable sharpness and clarity. They have the necessary depth of view for both intra- and extraoral images, from full arch to macro views, delivering consistently clear, high-resolution images that our dentist can easily share with you, so you see what our dentist sees, helping you make an educated decision regarding treatment recommendations.
Our dentist at Family Dentistry of Yukon is experienced in the use of advanced tools and technology for the treatment and diagnosis of dental diseases.