When visiting Neibauer Dental Care, you will discover our usage of advanced image-making tools. Our dental imaging techniques deliver instant results, making it convenient for our dentist to identify the problem and recommend a treatment. There are different types of x-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist will evaluate your needs to match you with the tools and styles most appropriate for your circumstances. Learn more about the dental imaging systems utilized at our Culpeper, Virginia, below.
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 help our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with ease.
Another common dental x-ray, the intraoral camera is used when our dentist needs to take x-rays that focus on the interior of the mouth. There are a few different types of intraoral x-rays that are used based on the area of the mouth that is being x-rayed, including:
Occlusal X-ray: This x-ray style provides a broader look at the placement and arch of all the teeth. It's largely used to identify alignment problems and to fix them with the help of braces or other dental procedures.
Periapical X-ray: This x-ray reveals the entire tooth, from where it starts at the jaw to the enamel. Such focus is important in identifying any unusual growths, abnormalities or changes that may be occurring at the root, near the gum or even other bone structures.
Bitewing X-ray: Focusing on the enamel of the teeth, bitewing x-rays are essential for identifying cavities and tooth decay that occur between the teeth. Tooth decay caused by gum diseases is also easy to identify with this tool. For the replacement or renewing of fillings, the bitewing x-ray can be used to determine the level of deterioration that has taken place.
Each of these x-rays are taken with the intraoral camera. Our dentist makes use of any of these based on the kind of dental problem you are facing.
If you have any questions regarding the dental imaging services utilized at Neibauer Dental Care, contact our office in Culpeper, Virginia, by calling 540-727-0093. We think it's important that our patients are educated on the tools used for their dental care treatments, and our team is happy to answer your questions and clarify any information provided.