For early detection and an accurate representation of your dental condition, the intraoral camera is a valuable tool to deliver maximum quality of care.
The intraoral camera is a compact, handheld video camera that is about the size of an electric toothbrush. For each new patient, we will cover the camera with a disposable plastic sheath in order to prevent cross-contamination. Then, we take magnified pictures of your teeth that are shown on a screen, so that both you and the dentist can take an in-depth look of the inside of your mouth. We can take pictures and print these images for future reference and even send them home with you, if needed. We can also record videos with the intraoral camera, so that we are able to spot problems like plaque deposits, tooth decay, and broken or missing fillings in real time.
The True Value of a Picture
Before the intraoral camera came onto the market, it was difficult to communicate the detrimental effects complications such as tooth decay and gingivitis can have on our teeth. With this modern tool, we are now able to provide patients with a visual of their own mouth that can show them their problem areas or potential areas of concern to focus on.
Benefits of the Intraoral Camera
- Detects dental health problems at their earliest stages, sometimes when they aren’t visible to the naked eye.
- Serves as an educational tool for the doctor AND the patient. It can be difficult for dentists to communicate the cause for concern and the reasoning behind advised treatment. Intraoral cameras allow doctors to show live, enlarged images of problem areas to the patient, helping the patient clearly see the issues dentists are concerned with.
- Offers visual proof to support insurance claims. The high-resolution images help bolster the patient’s case, saving time and hassle for all parties.
- Serves as a future reference in patient files, accurately tracking the progress and treatment changes over time
- Helps dentists diagnose oral health problems and accurately prescribe treatment via the advanced technological features. This is especially beneficial for issues that are hard to diagnose, such as vertical fractures.
The TRIOS Intraoral Scanner
Instead of messy, uncomfortable impression trays, TRIOS takes a quick series of pictures (scans) building a 3D digital replica of your teeth that can be immediately sent to the dental laboratory to start work! It increases the accuracy of the “impression” which increases quality, cutting down on the chance of remakes. Overall, this saves you time, money, and comfort.
If you want to learn more about how the intraoral scanner can benefit you and your treatment plan, request more information at your next visit!
Call our office today to set up an appointment with Dr. Zach Brumbach and his dental professional team if you are in need of dentures.