At Revelstoke Dental Centre in Revelstoke, BC, we believe the use of dental technology and early detection tools are key to optimal oral health. We provide in-house diagnostic services to better service our patients, identify areas of risk and stop problems before they start.
Digital x-rays, also known as digital radiographs, are an essential part of any dental care treatment plan.
Digital x-rays are diagnostic, but they can also be preventative, by helping a dentist diagnose potential oral care issues in a patient’s mouth before they become a major dental concern.
Digital x-rays use an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged, helping the dentist and dental hygienist detect problems more easily.
Panoramic x-rays, also called panoramic radiography, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaw, surrounding structures and tissues.
It covers a wider area than conventional intraoral x-rays and so provides valuable information about the maxillary sinuses, tooth positioning, and other bone abnormalities.
We use digital impressions for efficiency, streamlining the production of restorations, and reducing the need for remakes.
Digital scans never degrade, can be reused, are easily stored with your digital patient files, indefinitely, and sometimes are accessible anywhere you have an internet connection.
Furthermore, digital impressions help to reduce the need to bite into a tray of impression material repeatedly.