A picture paints a thousand words… Our Intra-Oral Camera
So many patients ask me if their dentist really needed to place a crown on their tooth or could they have done a crown? I asked them, did the dentist take a picture and an x-ray of the tooth before the work was done? Did they take a picture of the tooth after the decay or old filling was taken out? Why was the restoration done in the first place?
The truth of the matter, I do not know without these items and then I do not know why a tooth was prepared.
Our philosophy is to do a complete examination with digital x-rays. After noting what the restorations were made out of, what the health of the gums and teeth are, any past extractions sites, root canals and more are considered, I present a treatment plan with x-rays and if necessary pictures of their mouths.
Intra-oral cameras allow us to view an enlarged image of your mouth onto a computer screen during your examination and dental procedures. The tiny wand of the intra-oral camera is very comfortable for the patient, does not use radiation and allows real time video to be saved onto the computer, and printed for reference or verification for your insurance, you and us.