Our dentist and team use a digital scanner to take 3D images of the inside of your mouth. This state-of-the-art technology works to capture detailed images of your teeth and supporting structures in full color, allowing our dentist to distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue. Using the images captured by our digital scanner, we can more quickly and accurately diagnose problems, create digital models and plan treatments to improve your oral health. The digital models also help ensure that any restorations or oral appliances you may receive will fit and function properly for you.
Digital scanning is a quick and comfortable process. Our dentist or a member of our hygiene team will insert a small wand into your mouth. This wand is easily maneuverable and will capture images as it passes over your teeth to provide an immediate, comprehensive and detailed view of your teeth and mouth. The scanning process can be stopped and started as needed, and the wand can be removed from your mouth if you feel uncomfortable. Pictures taken by the scanner are backed up every few seconds so that you will not need to sit through a second scan.
If you have any questions about digital scanning or would like to set up an appointment with our dentist, please call our office today and speak with a member of our team.