Dental Imaging and X-rays at Dental Plus Logansport

Dental Imaging and X-rays

When visiting Dental Plus, you will undergo an evaluation and testing to identify dental issues that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of x-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment.

Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. There are different types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with the best possible outcome. Dental imaging is a great tool to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and other oral issues in a patient. Traditional x-rays generally reveal the issues in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth.  

Bien Air Handpieces

Bien Air Hand Pieces has been one of the most important changes in the field of dentistry. The tool is majorly associated with x-ray imaging but it involves closer inspection, detailed cleaning, including micro-surgery. Indeed, this is one of the most useful tools in modern dentistry.

A Bien Air Hand Piece comes with the following benefits:

  • With this dentistry tool, the treatment is now more precise, with fewer vibrations and noise.

  • Unlike the belt-driven hand-piece, the tool offers constant torque.

  • Excellent speed with enough torque to cut tooth structure.

  • Much better and greater bur concentricity, eliminating chatter.

  • Faster and precise margins that can be achieved with far less efforts.

The tool is designed, keeping in mind the human body temperature. This eliminates the chances of over-heating or chances of any other problem that might arise with other traditional dental equipment.

CEPH X-Ray

A CEPH x-ray, also known as a Cephalometric Analysis is a type of panoramic x-ray that is used to get a look at the entire bone structure of your neck and head. This can be done by our dentist to identify if there are any developmental problems in the jaw, neck and head area which could be causing problems with proper development in the oral and facial bones of your face.

This tool is largely useful for understanding the existence of underbites and overbites, and helps to realistically predict the movement of teeth when applying various treatments. Keeping the condition of the jaw in mind, this tool can work out how the teeth will be fixed and predict how soon the results can be seen. Braces, in particular, require careful planning to eliminate the chances of causing undue damage to the bone structure, which makes this type of x rays beneficial.

Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

Dental cone beam tomography, also known as a Cone Beam CT, is largely used when regular facial or dental x-rays are not applicable to the dental condition being treated. With Cone beam tomography, our dentist can acquire a 3D image of the teeth, gums, and other soft tissues, as well as the bones and the nerve pathways of the roots, to correctly identify and treat the problem.

Dental cone beam tomography also helps identify unusual bone growth, nasal cavity issues, jaw diseases, and problems in the sinus area. The images produced are usually more detailed than the ones you would acquire with the help of a traditional CT. This also helps identify complications in the muscular structure, lymph nodes, nerves and glands in the mouth. This type of x-ray is often used when planning for in-depth surgery.

Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose you to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.

The x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of 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.

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. 

The intraoral camera is extremely helpful in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay and cracked teeth and in educating the patient. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen or television monitor, your dentist can easily show you, in real-time, if you have a fractured tooth or need gum disease treatment. A picture is worth a thousand words!

Time-savings that come with the intraoral camera are especially noticeable when your dentist needs to take several images at one time. Intraoral camera images are easy to re-take, print and duplicate. Printouts can be sent to dental insurance companies to strengthen claims. In fact, these images are so useful that some insurance companies now accept images via e-mail; the reduced paper trail cuts down on claim-processing time and is an environmentally friendly option as well.

For more information on the intraoral camera at Dental Plus, call us at 574-722-2233 today!

iTero Dental Impressions

Used to get effective intraoral x-rays, the iTero dental impressions provide a 3D image of your teeth. It’s used to acquire dental impressions for braces, dental fillings, dental crowns, implants and more.

The iTero dental impressions take minutes to work and can be performed without any protective wear.

KaVo Diagnodent Laser Cavity Finder

A revolutionary way to find cavities without having to bother with x-rays, this machine is slowly swept across the enamel of the teeth and emits a signal while providing digital information regarding the location of the cavity in the tooth.

The KaVo Diagnodent calibrates and yields results with maximum efficiency. The laser is completely safe to use and does not cause any harm to the soft tissue in your mouth.

Smile Vision Technology

If you wish you could see the results of your dental treatment before actually starting the process, Smile Vision Technology is right for you. The software makes simulations of your teeth and applies a virtual treatment to show you the kind of results you can expect.

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to evaluate and suggest the required dental treatments in order to correct any oral problems. Dental Plus in Logansport, Indiana, has a dedicated team of professionals to help assess and treat all of your dental needs.