As technological innovations continue to improve everyone's daily lives, they have also brought significant benefits in the field of dentistry. Intraoral cameras are one such example. These cameras assist both patients and dentists in gaining a better and clearer understanding of dental conditions and providing more effective treatment strategies for each patient.
At Briarwood Family Dentistry in Aurora, Colorado, we believe in utilizing cutting-edge technology to deliver better care and more precise diagnoses and treatments for our patients and frequently employ novel equipment like intraoral cameras in our clinic.
What Is an Intraoral Camera?
Dr. Mehlhoff uses an intraoral camera, which is a small digital camera, to view and photograph difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth. The device is the size and shape of a pen and is encased in a disposable sheath.
Intraoral cameras capture exact images of each tooth and display them on a screen. The photos can be saved and magnified up to 30 times, allowing Dr. Mehlhoff to clearly see and assess every feature of each tooth.
How Do Intraoral Cameras Work?
The tip of the intraoral camera has a small lens attached to it. The camera is linked to our dentist's computer, and images are collected and transferred to the computer for viewing as the camera travels. Using the intraoral camera, Dr. Mehlhoff can freeze specific images and analyze them in more detail.
Intraoral cameras offer tremendous zoom capabilities and produce extremely clear images. They are extremely efficient in terms of image quality, speed, and user-friendliness.
The Benefits of Intraoral Cameras in Dental Treatment
The most important benefits of intraoral cameras include:
More Convenient and Precise Diagnosis
Using an intraoral camera to examine the oral cavity in great detail, Dr. Mehlhoff can easily detect dental issues in less time and with more precision. This also makes the treatment plan more precise and the dental appointment more comfortable for patients.
Intraoral cameras aid in the early detection of oral health problems by identifying potential issues that are unnoticeable to the naked eye. Detecting an oral condition early protects against subsequent complications.
More Transparent Treatments
The high-quality images captured by the intraoral camera are displayed on a chairside screen. This way, you will also be able to see what the dentist sees and better understand the dental condition that must be treated and the steps included in the treatment.
Briarwood Family Dentistry offers the best dental care in Aurora, CO. To schedule an appointment, call (303) 680-6000 or visit us at 15901 E Briarwood Cir #350, Aurora, CO 80016.