Dental Imaging

During your visit to Bradenton Smiles Dentistry, you can expect your oral exam to be accompanied by x-rays or other dental imaging techniques. Dentists use imaging to find cavities, hidden dental structures, bone loss or malignant or benign masses. Take a closer look at the various dental imaging tools we utilize at Bradenton Smiles Dentistry in Bradenton, Florida, below. 

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays (up to 90% less). The imaging results help your dentist identify any abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel. Unlike film x-rays, digital x-rays yield high quality images almost instantaneously, resulting in shorter dental visits!

Intraoral Camera

Another common dental x-ray, the intraoral camera is used when your dentist needs to take x-rays which show the interior of your mouth as clearly as possible. 

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iTero Dental Impressions

An iTero Intraoral Scanner is a more comfortable, convenient alternative to the “goo” associated with dental impressions. It allows dentists to take a 3-D digital scan, or picture, of a patient’s teeth and bite, rather than using a viscous impression material. Not only is the iTero Intraoral Scanner significantly more patient-friendly but also offers increased precision and eliminates the risks of gagging or swallowing excess impression gel.

Dental imaging helps your dentist make a well-informed diagnosis and treatment plan catered to your unique needs. There are various types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Depending on your symptoms, some x-ray procedures will be more suitable than others.

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation, contact us at 941-782-8990 to schedule an appointment.