Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging Techniques

X-rays are typically taken at new patient visits and then at least once per year at one of your biannual exams to monitor for any changes in your oral health. In addition to digital x-rays at these appointments, our dentist may use several other dental imaging techniques, particularly if you present symptoms of decay, infection or some other problem.

Digital X-rays

At Springfield Complete Dentistry, we use digital x-rays because they are safer and more effective. They result in far less radiation exposure for our patients and because they're digital, the images are instantly available to view on the computer. As a result, our dentist can analyze the images and give you your results immediately. You'll never have to wait hours, days or weeks to find out what your x-rays showed. 

Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes an image of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, the dentist inserts the camera into a patient's mouth and gently shifts it about so that images can be taken from a variety of angles.

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iTero Dental Impressions

The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.

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At Springfield Complete Dentistry in Springfield, Virginia, we have a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental health needs through safe and effective dental imaging techniques. To learn more about our dental imaging techniques or to schedule an appointment, please call our office at 703-354-8811 today.