A comprehensive view of your oral health is now more attainable thanks to modern technology. We incorporate digital x-rays with the latest non-radiograph observation to maximize cavity-finding capabilities.
The Carivu hand-held instrument operates on what is called transillumination. The tip of the device hugs each individual tooth, “lighting it up” in a similar manner to x-rays. Areas in which enamel has become weak and vulnerable to decay appear as dark spots in the captured image, while healthy tooth structure appears translucent. Transillumination has also been shown to reveal small fractures that may not be observed with other methods.
The entire diagnostic process takes only a few minutes during the routine exam, and it makes an excellent companion to x-ray imaging for the earliest detection of cavities.
Tooth decay is one of the most common problems dentists treat. The earlier that decay can be detected, the more conservatively we can repair damage. This saves you time, money, and can keep you from an unpleasant toothache.
If you have ever had an impression made for a dental restoration, there is a chance you would like to avoid this experience in the future. Patients of Dr. Doan can bypass the messy impressions thanks to our digital imaging system.
Digital impressions are taken using an intraoral scanner, which captures images all the way around the tooth. This data is then compiled into a 3D model of the proposed restoration. The final image is processed by a technician, and made into a physical mold, which is then sent to our dental lab for final fabrication.
Digital impressions are faster, more convenient, and they create an accurate model of your tooth for a properly-fit restoration.