Dental Imaging

Bien Air Hand Pieces

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CEPH X-Rays

A CEPH X-Ray, also known as a cephalometric analysis, is a type of panoramic X-Ray that displays the entire bone structure of your neck and head. Our dentist will use this dental imaging technique to identify any problems in the jaw, neck and head areas that may be affecting your oral and facial bone development.

This tool is useful for understanding the occurrence of underbites and overbites, and it helps realistically predict the movement of teeth when applying various treatments. With the condition of the jaw in mind, the CEPH X-Ray can work out how the teeth will move and predict how soon the results will occur.

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Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

Dental Cone Beam Tomography, also known as a Cone Beam CT, is used when regular facial or dental x-rays are not applicable to the patient’s dental condition. With cone beam tomography, our dentist can acquire a three-dimensional (3D) image of the teeth, gums and other soft tissues, as well as the bones and nerve pathways of the roots, to correctly identify and treat the problem.

Dental cone beam tomography also helps identify unusual bone growth, nasal cavity issues, jaw diseases and problems in the sinus area. The images produced are usually more detailed than the ones you would receive with a traditional CT. This also helps identify complications in the muscular structure, lymph nodes, nerves and glands in the mouth. This type of x-ray is often used when planning for in-depth surgery.

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Digital X-ray

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Kokomo dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.

 Using a small radiographic camera that is only slightly larger than a pen, we capture images of each tooth. This technology eliminates the need for developing or chemical processing of the images. Instead, they appear instantly on a computer screen as each scan is complete. By shifting the angle of the imaging wand only slightly, the dentist can capture every surface of every tooth. 

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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. 

The intraoral camera is extremely helpful in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay and cracked teeth and in educating the patient. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen or television monitor, your dentist can easily show you, in real-time, if you have a fractured tooth or need gum disease treatment. A picture is worth a thousand words!

Time-savings that come with the intraoral camera are especially noticeable when your dentist needs to take several images at one time. Intraoral camera images are easy to re-take, print and duplicate. Printouts can be sent to dental insurance companies to strengthen claims. In fact, these images are so useful that some insurance companies now accept images via e-mail; the reduced paper trail cuts down on claim-processing time and is an environmentally friendly option as well.

For more information on the intraoral camera at Markland Family Dental, call us at 765-868-7113 today!

iTero Dental Impressions

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KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder

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Smile Vision technology

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