Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging Techniques

During your first visit to MyStonebridgeDentist.com, our dentist will perform oral tests to identify any issues regarding your dental health. Many times, an x-ray is used to get immediate results, which helps to identify any problems and suggest treatment. Now, there are advanced x-ray imaging procedures that provide our dentist with sharper, more precise digital images of your teeth. Learn about the variety of techniques and dental imaging tools used at our McKinney, Texas, office, below. 

Digital X-rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose patients to as much radiation as traditional film x-rays. The imaging results helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

To obtain the results, the x-ray machine connects to a computer that displays images within minutes of being taken. This quick turnaround not only shortens your dental appointment but also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of needing to wait hours or days.

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

The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.

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Determining the right dental treatment procedure requires proper oral analysis from an expert. MyStonebridgeDentist.com of McKinney, Texas, has a dedicated dentist and team of professionals on board to evaluate and treat all of your dental needs! If you have any questions about our dental imaging services or would like to visit our office for a consultation and quote, contact us today at 972-369-1474.