Digital X-Rays and Intra-Oral Photography
The use of digital x-rays and intra- oral photography are excellent tools that enhance the diagnostic capabilities of the clinician. X-rays can be manipulated by enlargement, highlighting and colour changes, to name only a few advantages. The digital dental X-ray system is more sensitive than dental X-ray film systems. Your exposure to X-rays is reduced by as much as 90%.
With intra-oral photography, images are recorded which can be reviewed with precision and can be referred back to for accurate diagnoses, once the patient has left the surgery. The camera does not lie. You get a clear view of the state of your teeth, restorations and surrounding oral structures. A true view of your present oral health is displayed.
Extra-oral photography is mostly used for smile design and orthodontic planning. The facial features, profile view and appearance of smile and teeth are recorded for examination and treatment planning.