Our Dental Imaging | Neibauer Dental Care - Fredericksburg, VA

Our Dental Imaging

X rays generally reveal the defects in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth. Dental imaging technologies have built on this basic concept and expanded it with a goal of identifying the presence of cavities, dental infections and oral masses. Such imaging opportunities help accurately diagnose patients as well as reduce the risk of any issue being overlooked.

At , our team utilizes a variety of dental imaging tools at our Fredericksburg, Virginia, dental office to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care. Learn more about the tools available at our office, below. 

Ceph X-Ray

A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also safe, fast, painless and extremely effective. 

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Digital X-ray

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are useful as they do not expose patients to as much radiation as film x-rays tend to do. The imaging results helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with efficiency. To achieve the photos, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the images within minutes of them being taken. This quick turnaround not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of waiting 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 Neibauer Dental Care, call us at 540-899-9511 today!

These advanced systems help to ensure our patients at Neibauer Dental Care receive the most thorough diagnosis. If you have any questions regarding the dental imaging systems used at our Fredericksburg, Virginia, dental office, call 540-899-9511 today! Our team is happy to answer your questions and address any concerns.