Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging Techniques

Our dental practice uses various dental imaging techniques, such as x-rays, to accurately diagnose any dental issues you may have. Our dentist uses x-rays to ensure we make the correct diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment. They're also valuable in determining whether a particular procedure worked or if further treatment is required. Dental imaging provides our dentist with insight into your oral health is a valuable tool in our dental practice. 

Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray that is necessary when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images. This makes it much easier to analyze the issue and make an accurate diagnosis, allowing for successful treatment planning and completion. 

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Digital X-rays

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your North Little Rock 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.

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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.

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iTero Dental Impressions

iTero dental impressions provide a 3D image of your teeth, eliminating the need for messy waxes. It’s used to create impressions of your teeth for a variety of treatments, including braces, dental fillings, crowns, implants and more. The iTero dental impressions tool takes minutes to complete and doesn't require any protective wear.

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 Crestwood Dental Care 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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Crestwood Dental Care in North Little Rock Arkansas is proud to use advanced dental imaging techniques to better serve you. Contact us at 501-758-3393 to schedule an appointment with our dentist at your convenience. Our staff is available to answer any inquiries you may have.