Dental imaging and dentistry go hand in hand. One cannot imagine dental procedures without dental imaging. It is done before performing any dental procedure because it enables the dentist to diagnose dental issues which are not visible during a regular dental exam. Dental imaging helps the dentist in finding hidden oral structures, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities.
Traditional X-rays are the oldest form of dental imaging and are used to film-based and are used to detect the pathology of the skeletal system. Dental images are produced by directing an X-ray at the patient with a specialized device and a photographic film is used to capture the images. These images are then analyzed by doctors. X-rays can be used to determine the:
Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays use electronic sensors for dental imaging. They have revolutionized the way dental images were produced in the past. Digital X-rays have various advantages over traditional X-rays, like:
Panoramic X-rays are used to develop a wraparound image of the entire facial structure. Dental images produced with panoramic X-rays are extremely detailed and provide a view of the nasal area, upper and lower jaws, mandibular nerve, and the sinus areas in a single image. With their many benefits, panoramic X-rays have become an indispensable part of a comprehensive dental examination. They are used for:
Cone Beam CT uses radiation for dental imaging and creates 2 D images. An X-ray machine, placed on a rotating arm, produces a cone-shaped beam. Then, a scanner is moved around the head to produce numerous high-quality and detailed images. This data that is gathered from various views and angles is then integrated to obtain a single image. The final image provides comprehensive information about the facial skeleton, dental structures, relationship between bones, nasal cavity, tissues, airways, and nerve paths. Cone Beam is used for:
We at Inspire Smiles Dental employ the most advanced technology to treat dental ailments with great care and precision. Our entire team is immensely dedicated to looking after our patients' needs with exceptional compassion and caution. Whether you are looking for dental restorations or cosmetic enhancements, Inspire Smiles Dental is a one-stop for all your dental issues and ailments. Book an appointment with us at 925.833.9500 or visit our office in 7739 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568.