To properly analyze your oral health, the dentist will need to take advanced images of your teeth and gums. This procedure, known as digital imaging, provides instant images that enable our dentist to review, properly diagnose, and decide the next best course of treatment for your oral care. Here at New Horizons Dental Center, we use several dental imaging tools in which you will learn more about throughout the website.
The digital x-ray help is a common dental imaging tool that our dentist uses to identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth, and enamel. The digital x-ray immediately showcases images onto our dentist’s computer screen and creates less exposure to radiation as traditional film x-rays.
i-Cat 3D Imaging
Dental implants are the most sophisticated replacement for missing teeth but are often time-consuming to place. i-CAT® scans are quick, convenient, and vastly reduce the overall time it takes to complete dental implant procedures.Read more about i-Cat 3D Imaging
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.Read more about Intraoral Camera
iTero Dental Impressions
Dental impressions for braces, dental crowns, fillings, implants, and more are now created digitally. With iTero dental impressions, dentists no longer need to use goo-textured material to mold onto your teeth. The iTero uses a wavelength light to create an accurate 3D image of your teeth. This dental impression tool takes only a few minutes to complete and can be performed without needing any protective wear.
If you are in the Herndon, Virginia area and looking for quality dental care, call us today at 703-955-4221. Our dentist takes full advantage of dental imaging technology to best serve your individual dental needs.