Digital Imaging

Precision Dentistry

When you seek care at our office, you are assured that Dr. Wilson and his staff utilize the latest in technology to enhance the quality and fit for your dental care.

Our practice uses high power magnification built into their eye glasses to enhance the precision of patient care.

Dentistry is micro-surgery. In dentistry the margin for error is 1/5 the thickness of a human hair. Studies have been done that prove that dentistry done under magnification is better than when done without magnification. Using magnification that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.  What this means to you is that your dental restorations will last longer.

Digital Imaging

Dr. Wilson chooses carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Typically the standard of care is a complete set of x-rays every 5 years and then a limited set of  x-rays once per year.  Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Wilson utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 80 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.

Digital X-Rays:

Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a 22″ high definition computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light.   Dr.  Wilson enjoys taking the time to review these images on the screen with you.

Intraoral Camera

Many patients, especially younger patients, are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with the high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing.

Dr. Wilson utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!

Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.