brighton digital x-rays

Our team wants to offer you optimal oral health with treatment in a relaxing and positive atmosphere. To make the diagnosis and planning process simple and effective, we use digital technology, from chairside monitors to digital x-rays. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentist discusses the technology we use to help your smile.

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays enable us to gather detailed images of your jaw and tooth roots, and the interior of the teeth, with precision and accuracy. No need for uncomfortable bite wings, as you simply place your chin on a special rest and a machine will encircle your head to obtain clear and high-definition images, which are then available instantly chairside. No need to wait for the lengthy development process that would require harsh chemicals. The process also uses 90% less radiation, and allows us to aid in planning treatment for decay or infections, or with tooth extraction or dental implant placement.

iTero Scanning

Our team can also provide a digital alternative to physical dental impressions. In the past, a mold was filled with a gooey material and you had to bite down and hold that bite for several minutes. Often, the process had to be repeated and despite having flavors, this always tasted like chalk. But! We have an alternative that is more effective and detailed, and much more convenient for the patient. With a digital scanning wand, we can obtain clear and detailed images of your smile from multiple angles in a matter of seconds. We then combine these images to create 3D impressions that are incredibly detailed. These enable us to design and craft crowns, bridges, and implant restorations. We can also use them to custom-fit Invisalign® aligners or even appliances to treat TMJ disorder or bruxism.

Chairside Monitors

As we mentioned above, when we take digital x-rays and intraoral camera images of your smile these will be sent to chairside monitors. These monitors allow us to examine the images right there with you, walking you through the diagnostic process and providing a more accurate diagnosis for the oral health concerns that threaten your smile’s health, stability, and beauty. You spend less time in the chair too, and we can start treatment that much sooner, so you can enjoy better oral health in a shorter time frame. In fact, we could help you address your oral health concerns before summer begins, so you start a new season with an improved smile.

Talk to Brighton Family Dental About Our Advanced Systems

Our team wants to help you enjoy good oral health and a smile that looks stunning, and that starts the use of digital imaging systems. Learn more about the technology we use by giving us a call at Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210.