At Dental Health Centre, we believe that it is important, as professionals, to stay current on improved techniques and to utilize advanced technologies in order to provide our patients with the highest level of care.
This machine is used to capture images inside the patient's mouth for diagnostic purposes. This allows the patient to see what the dentist sees. The procedure for using an intraoral camera consists of inserting a wand, similar to an electric toothbrush, into the patient’s mouth and guiding it around the teeth. As it moves around, it takes digital images, that can be included with dental estimates or to monitor areas of concern.
X-rays at the dentist office are used to reveal such issues as abscesses or cysts, bone loss, decay between the teeth, or developmental abnormalities. Digital x-rays provide the same information as traditional x-rays, but with higher accuracy and less radiation than before. The process for taking digital x-rays is similar to traditional x-rays, but instead of a series of uncomfortable bitewings being held in place as the images are taken, a sensor is inserted instead to capture images of the teeth. The images can then be stored immediately without the need to wait for them to be developed on film.
At Dental Health Centre, we are also able to take panoramic x-rays. These capture the entire mouth in one image. While they may not provide precise and detailed information about each individual tooth or the soft tissues, panoramic x-rays are still useful in planning treatment for dentures, braces, extractions, and implants.
Usually, when a ceramic dental prosthetic is being created, the impression will be taken in the dentist office and sent to an off-site dental lab to be created. At Dental Health Centre, we have a lab on-site with technicians to create your new dental prosthetic.