Dr. Willard chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
All radiographs taken in the office utilize digital sensors, which allows for imaging with much lower radiation levels than traditional film. In addition, digital sensors do not require processing with chemicals, and offers immediate viewing of the image.
At Willard dental we have a CS9600 CT Scanner also known as a cone beam. Computer Tomography aka Cone Beam imaging allows Dr Willard to capture 3D images of the upper and lower jaw. This is helpful for diagnosing conditions, as well as predictable placement of dental implants. The machine can also take a traditional 2D panoramic image.
We use the an iTero Scanner to take digital impressions instead of using trays and impressions, for most procedures. This offers a faster, more comfortable, and highly accurate model to be taken of your teeth. This also allows us to digitally save models of your teeth for future reference.
Willard dental utilizes intraoral cameras. These digital cameras can take close up pictures inside your mouth to allow you and Dr Willard to see a close up view of your teeth or gums.
We also have at our disposal, a Carivu Infrared camera which can be helpful in viewing cavities or cracks in the tooth, when other diagnostic tools are not available.