Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging Techniques

Our dental practice uses various dental imaging techniques to precisely diagnose any dental issues that you may present. Dental imaging provides our dentist with insight into your oral health and has proven to be very useful for our dental practice. We use these techniques to offer you treatments that will take care of your unique conditions or to verify that a treatment plan has worked. The following are the dental imaging techniques we offer at Streets of St. Charles Dental.

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry and one of the most popular dental imaging devices. This technology replaces conventional X-rays, reducing the exposure to radiation, the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as their processing time is faster, providing immediate results.

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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Streets of St. Charles Dental in St. Charles Missouri is happy to use these dental imaging techniques to better service you and your oral health needs. Contact us at 636-493-6494 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any inquiries you may have.