We are proud of the technology that we have at our offices to help serve you. This equipment can make each appointment more effective and efficient.
Read on to find out how our dental technology makes a difference in your care!
Instead of using the traditional method of x-raying, which includes waiting for film to develop, digital x-rays use digital sensors. These sensors are placed in your mouth to take pictures of your teeth.
Digital x-rays are faster, provide less discomfort, and use up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-rays. Some other benefits include:
Higher Quality Images | We can zoom in on these images to better see any potential problem areas.
Images Can Be Emailed | We no longer need to send around film from office to office or wait for your insurance company to receive the images they need.
Better for the Environment | No chemicals are used to develop film, so we can reduce the impact of our work on the world around us.
Better for Everyone | Both our patients and staff are safer when we use digital x-rays due to the reduced radiation.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is an important part of keeping your mouth and body healthy. Part of the process includes looking for little red or white patches or sores along your cheeks, gums, and tongue. Sometimes a blue dye rinse will be used to help us identify lesions or other abnormalities.
An intraoral camera is a small lightweight camera that sometimes looks like a pen. We can easily insert into your mouth to get a better look at your teeth. As the camera is moved around in your mouth, the image is shown on a monitor. We can get a better look at your teeth. With the enlarged imaging, we can easily spot and diagnose any issues.
3-D Cone Beam X-Rays
Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. The CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped x-ray beam.
This data is used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: teeth (dental); oral and maxillofacial regions (mouth, jaw, and neck); and other structures like the ears, nose, and throat (“ENT”).
The 3D x-ray allows our dentists to create a much more detailed and accurate plan for your treatment, especially procedures like dental implants. The 3D x-ray also helps our doctors find problem areas that could never have been found in a traditional 2D x-ray.
River Dental Makes Your Care Exciting!
We love what our technology can do for your care. We want you to experience the comfort and convenience that come with the top-quality dental technology at our office. Call for an appointment today!