Our Dental Imaging Technique
At Abilene Dental in Abilene, TX, we utilize various procedures to accurately diagnose dental issues, and x-rays are one of the most important. Our dental imaging services provide our dentist with insight into your oral health that reaches far beyond the surface level. Take a closer look at the different processes we utilize, below.
Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays provide quick results as well as reduced radiation exposure in comparison to traditional film x-rays. The imaging results help 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. Such a quick turnaround not only reduces the duration of your appointment, but it also allows our dentist to make a quick and thorough diagnosis.
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.Read more about Intraoral Camera
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.Read more about iTero Dental Impressions
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 Abilene Dental can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.Read more about KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder
Our dentist at Abilene in Abilene, TX, uses these dental imaging techniques to better service your oral health needs. Contact our dental office today at 325-692-3344 to schedule your appointment or get your questions answered. Our team is ready to help you achieve healthy teeth and gums!