Dental Imaging

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Techniques in Dental Imaging

We are a dental practice that uses various techniques to concisely diagnose any dental issues that you may present. We use these techniques to better offer you treatments that will treat your condition or to verify that a treatment plan has worked. Dental imaging provides our dentist with insight into your oral health and have proven to be very useful for our dental practice. The following are the dental imaging techniques we offer at Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in HendersonNevada.

Digital X-rays

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

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having 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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KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder

The KaVo DIAGNOdent laser is a revolutionary, ADA approved method for detecting cavities using sound. Using a low-density laser, hidden decay is found much the same way a metal detector locates metal objects in the ground. When the laser pinpoints a cavity, it produces a sound. Thanks to this new technology, your dentist at Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.

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Surgical Operating Microscopes

The high magnification and illumination provided by an endodontic microscope have become indispensable for both diagnosis and therapy. At Center for Cosmetic and 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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Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in  Henderson, Nevadais glad to use these dental imaging techniques to better service you. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any inquiries you may have.