Update on Dental Imaging

Dental imaging is an innovative technique that is solely based on the magnitude of radiation penetrating through your dental structure. These radiations hit the film and produce an image that assists our dentist in identifying the root cause of a dental issue or pain in teeth. At Neibauer Dental Care in Fredericksburg, Virginia, we utilize a variety of x-ray and dental imaging tools to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. Learn more about these styles, below. 

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays are a new, advanced x-ray technology able to produce sharper digital images of the teeth, gums and facial bone structure. Digital x-rays help the dentist analyze the state of your oral health with more precision.

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 Neibauer Dental Care, call us at 540-891-0071 today!

Neibauer Dental Care in Fredericksburg,, has a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and meet all of your dental needs. Good oral health has an impact on your overall health, and identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to further decide on the proper treatment. If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment at 540-891-0071.