It just makes sense to use new technology when it comes to taking care of smiles, they’re important! At the office of Steven F Larsen, DDS, we are proud to offer innovative technology that increases the precision of our procedures. Plus, our technology improves patient comfort, because we know that if you have a pleasant experience in our office, you are more likely to continue your dental care and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life!
Digital x-rays have several advantages over traditional radiography. Digital technology exposes patients to as much as 80-90% less radiation, and it produces images instantly as opposed to requiring film to develop. It is also safer for our staff and the environment, because we don’t need to handle dangerous chemicals to expose film. With digital x-ray technology, we can view the clear, detailed images on a computer monitor with you. Then, the images can be easily stored, saved, or sent to a specialist or insurance company if needed.
It’s difficult to see all the nooks and crannies of your smile during a visual exam. Sometimes, even x-rays can’t detect all developing cavities or issues lurking between the teeth. That’s why we use intraoral cameras, which are small devices that look similar to dental mirrors. These cameras produce videos or still pictures on a monitor that allows the dentist to see any small cracks, hidden decay, bits of plaque, and other issues. The camera also allows you to see the inside of your smile with great detail, so you can understand your oral health better. Intraoral cameras are essential for allowing us to detect and treat problems before they become painful and costly.
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