Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging

When you go to our dentist, a great part of your first visit is spent taking tests and/or diagnosing any dental issues you may be having. Most cases, the kind where x ray are used to provide immediate results, this will make it easier for both our dentist and you to have a clear view of the problem and evaluate it accordingly.

There are multiple kinds of x rays at your disposal for dental imaging. In order to provide you with a great service, our dentist will take care of your needs, to make sure provide you with optimal results. 

Here are some x-ray and dental imaging methods that our dentist might make use of:

Digital X-rays

Digital x-rays are suitable since they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays. The imaging results assists our dentist in identifying any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

The x-ray machine connects to a computer that showcases the image in no time of them being taken. This not only makes your visit to our clinic shorter, it also lets our dentist to view the results instantly instead of having to wait.

Intraoral Camera

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.

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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.

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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 Santa Cruz River 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.

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Santa Cruz River Dentalin Tucsonhas a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and treat all of your dental needs!

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come to our facilities for a consultation and quote, do not hesitate and contact us today to schedule an appointment.