Hate taking dental impressions for dental procedures such as crowns, partials, and whitening trays? With modern technology we can take digital impressions.
Digital impressions represent cutting-edge technology that allows dentists to create a virtual, computer-generated replica of the hard and soft tissues in the mouth.
In order to understand how they work, you first need to understand how x-ray machines in general work. X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, and unlike visible light, this radiation is able to pass through soft tissue. Bones reflect more of the radiation, and this makes them visible to your dentist.
While traditional x-rays use film to capture the image, digital dental x rays use a sensor that’s hooked up to a computer. A thin wire is used to connect the sensor to the computer.
Digital x-rays produce a far smaller amount of radiation than conventional x-rays. As a result, digital x-rays are safer, and they are designed to expose the body to only 10 percent of the radiation that typical x-rays do.
Intra Oral Photos
Intra-oral photos are photos that are taken of your teeth, gums and oral tissue. These photos may be of a single tooth, a group of teeth, or any area of your mouth. At our office, photos are taken with a small, high quality digital camera that moves comfortably within your mouth. As the photos are extremely close, our camera has a fixed focal range to ensure a crisp, clear photo.