Dental Imaging

Dental imaging is an advanced method used to obtain sharp x-ray images of the teeth, gums, and oral bone structure. It uses radiations infiltrated through a patient's oral bones hit the film and creates a picture that enables the dentist to examine your oral health. Dental imaging, an advanced version of traditional x-rays, is used to study cavities, dental infections, oral masses, and even bone loss.

Digital X-Rays

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 use 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.

Here are some great benefits of the digital X-ray:

  • It creates less exposure to radiation than traditional X-rays

  • It enables dentists to make a diagnosis more accurately

  • It reduces using wasted materials and harsh chemicals

  • It reduces time consumption and provides immediate results

  • It produces instant imaging results, especially of abnormalities in teeth, gums, and enamel

Also, dentists can easily adjust the image (contrast or brightness). The digital x-ray provides great convenience and has become one of the most adopted methods of digital imaging.

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. 

The intraoral camera is extremely helpful in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay and cracked teeth and in educating the patient. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen or television monitor, your dentist can easily show you, in real-time, if you have a fractured tooth or need gum disease treatment. A picture is worth a thousand words!

Time-savings that come with the intraoral camera are especially noticeable when your dentist needs to take several images at one time. Intraoral camera images are easy to re-take, print and duplicate. Printouts can be sent to dental insurance companies to strengthen claims. In fact, these images are so useful that some insurance companies now accept images via e-mail; the reduced paper trail cuts down on claim-processing time and is an environmentally friendly option as well.

For more information on the intraoral camera at My Wildwood Dentist, call us at 636-273-9258 today!

iTero Dental Impressions

The iTero Dental Impression is a simple scanner that affords clearer and instant images of the teeth. To achieve this, the scanner uses a 3D digital scan and offers patients a convenient and comfortable digital imaging experience. 

The many advantages of iTero Dental Impressions include:

● Highly accurate, comfortable and time-saving procedure in terms of dental impressions

● A non-invasive treatment that captures around 100,000 laser points with great accuracy and perfect focus

● Precise dental imaging

● Eliminates the problems of swallowing or gagging excessive impression gel

● Provides an improved, detailed digital map of the mouth, helping in the diagnosis and treatment of dental problems

iTero Dental Impressions is a flexible procedure. This can be used with braces, fillings, implants, dental crowns, and more.

Our dentist here at My Wildwood Dentist of Wildwood, Missouri is experienced in using advanced digital imaging technology to provide you with the best analysis and treatment options for your oral care. Call us for an appointment or stop by our office today!