The Advantages of Digital Imaging Technology

Examinations are essential to your regular dental health care. In fact, they take up half of every routine checkup and cleaning visit, which you should attend at least once every six months. In addition to a comprehensive visual inspection, that often includes the use of advanced digital imaging equipment that gives your dentist a clear view of your teeth and oral structures. At our Newhall, CA, dental office, we often use advanced digital imaging technology such as digital X-rays and CT scanning. They allow us to not only enhance your diagnostic results, but also improve the accuracy and precision of your dental treatment planning.

Enhanced diagnostic imaging

Every year, your dental records should be updated with X-ray images to keep an accurate record of your dental health and to track any changes that might require attention. Using digital X-rays helps streamline the process and provide clearer, more accurate images, which are produced instantly and projected onto a chairside monitor for easy viewing. Digital X-rays also produce up to 90% less radiation than traditional methods, making them safer for more patients of all ages. The digital images can also be enlarged and manipulated on the monitor without losing clarity or definition so your dentist can more accurately pinpoint and diagnose potential areas of concern.

Highly precise implant placement

In addition to digital X-rays, imaging is also an essential part of planning most custom dental treatments. For example, the placement of dental implants requires highly detailed data and measurements, and the use of digital cone beam CT scanning can help guide the placement of each post for optimal results. CT scanning involves the use of multiple digital X-rays taken from different angles to create a lifelike 3D digital model of your oral structures. Using the 3D model, the advanced guided implant placement software helps determine the optimal position and angle for each implant post, then create a guide that can be used during the procedure.

When can you benefit?

Whether it’s for routine preventive or diagnostic purposes, or to create a full smile reconstruction plan including guided dental implant placement, digital imaging helps ensure optimal results during every visit. Along with improved accuracy, advanced technology also makes things like creating molds of your teeth simpler and more comfortable. For example, taking a digital model of your teeth and dental ridges doesn’t require the use of messy, uncomfortable molding materials. Also, the data can be saved and digitally shared in case you need to visit an oral health specialist future.

Precise dental treatment with digital imaging

With the help of advanced digital imaging technology, we can ensure more comfortable and precise diagnostic and treatment results for every patient. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.