What is an Intraoral Image and What Are the Benefits?
Intraoral images are photographic images that are obtained through an oral camera and this type of technology is commonly used by Hi Tech Dental Care. There are several reasons why Hi Tech Dental Care dentists in Las Vegas may take an intraoral image to view the appearance of a tooth. These types of images are an important diagnostic tool for those in the dentistry field. Intraoral Images allows a cosmetic dentist to map out a clear assessment and plan of your specific dentistry needs. These images can also enables our Hi Tech Dental Care dentists to be able to clearly envision a correction. Intraoral images magnify the image. This technology allows the dentist to detect lesions, assist in restoring your teeth anatomy and provides a better view of the condition of the tooth.
Beneficial for Insurance Filling
Intraoral images are also beneficial when it comes time for you and your Hi Tech Dental Care dentist in Las Vegas to fill the insurance claim for your dental work. Sometimes traditional x-rays do not support the clinical observation made by the cosmetic dentist. When it comes to dentistry, the dental team is able to see their patients face-to-face and visually see the condition of your teeth, but a third party, such as your dental insurance company, is unable to see the severity. The image with this technology used by Hi Tech Dental Care allows our team to show the insurance companies the exact appearance of what the dentist sees. A diagnostic photograph will provide accurate documentation of the condition of your teeth prior to treatment. This documentation is needed to monitor the treatment progress, especially when there is a need for extensive dental work and oral health care.
Why are Intraoral Images Used in Dentistry?
There are a number of reasons why your Hi Tech Dental Care dentist in Las Vegas may use an intraoral image as part of the examination of your mouth. The external appearance of a tooth may not show the extent of internal damage. Some of the most common reasons a cosmetic dentist may choose to take an intraoral image as part of your oral health plan may include:
- An intraoral image allows your dentist to check for missing or an extra tooth that cannot be detected with the use of a bitewing image.
- This type of image is able to detect any early abnormalities or growth deformities in your jaw bone that may cause asymmetrical growth if is not detected soon enough.
- An intraoral image allows your Hi Tech Dental Care dentist to detect any tumors/growths in your jaw that cannot be detected with the use of other x-rays. When this type of growth is detected early, it can possibly be life-saving.
The majority of insurance plans will cover an intraoral image about every three years, so it is important to let us know if you have received this type of film from another dentist or orthodontist.
If you have concerns about your oral health and/or the appearance of your smile, contact Dr. Kayla Mai at Hi Tech Dental Care to schedule an appointment for an examination.