Dental Imaging

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Our Dental Imaging Guide

During the past three decades, dentistry has witnessed great advances in all its branches. Consequently, the need for more precise diagnostic tools, specifically imaging methods, has become mandatory. From the simple intra-oral periapical X-rays to advanced imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging, cone beam computed tomography, computed tomography and ultrasound have also found their place in modern dentistry. Moving from analog to digital radiography has not only made the process simpler and faster, but has also made image storage, manipulation and retrieval easier. Three-dimensional imaging has made the complex cranio-facial structures more accessible for examination and for early and accurate diagnosis of conditions that range from mild to severe. Some of these innovative technologies will be discussed in this article.

Bien Air Hand Pieces

Our top priority is making sure you're relaxed, calm and comfortable during each dental visit. Our team utilizes the most up-to-date technology, including Bien Air Handpieces, to ensure optimal patient experiences. With Bien Air Handpieces, Our dental team is able to deliver quiet, controlled procedures with a higher level of comfort for both our patients and our doctors, as well as enhanced esthetic results.

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Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces conventional X-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays use less radiation. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as their processing time is faster, providing immediate results.

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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KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder

The KaVo DIAGNOdent laser is a revolutionary, ADA approved method for detecting cavities using sound. Using a low-density laser, hidden decay is found much the same way a metal detector locates metal objects in the ground. When the laser pinpoints a cavity, it produces a sound. Thanks to this new technology, your dentist at Dental Designs of Las Vegas can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.

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Smile Vision technology

Imagine being able to see your new smile before your cosmetic dentistry procedure is even scheduled. At Dental Designs of Las Vegas, this glimpse into the future is a reality, thanks to our office’s Smile Vision technology. Through Smile Vision, we can generate custom-created before-and-after images of your smile. This revolutionary capability allows you to see realistic results of any cosmetic procedure performed on your own smile.

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Our dentist at Dental Designs of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, is experienced in the use of advanced tools and technology for the treatment and diagnosis of dental diseases. Call us at 702-254-1444 for an appointment, or come by office today to discuss your concerns with our dentist.