Dental Imaging | Adams Dental Center

Our Dental Imaging Techniques

AtAdams Dental Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, we offer various dental imaging techniques that assist our dentist to provide an accurate diagnosis. These x-ray types provide insight into nonvisible areas of the mouth, like between teeth and at the jaw. You can learn more about the various styles available, below. 

Ceph X-Ray

A cephalometric X-ray, or ceph X-ray, is a diagnostic radiograph used primarily for orthodontic treatment planning. Ceph X-Rays are extraoral, so patients do not have to insert any sort of trays, bitewings or films into the mouth. They are also safe, fast, painless and extremely effective. 

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Digital X-Rays

Among the most commonly used dental imaging techniques, digital x-rays are beneficial because they provide less radiation exposure than traditional film x-rays. The imaging results helps our dentist identify any growths or abnormalities in the gums, teeth and enamel with efficiency.

To capture the images, the x-ray machine is connected to a computer that showcases the image within minutes of them being taken. This quick turnaround not only makes your dental appointment shorter, it also allows our dentist to view the results immediately instead of having to wait hours or days.

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. 

The intraoral camera is extremely helpful in diagnosing dental conditions such as tooth decay and cracked teeth and in educating the patient. Since the intraoral camera is used in tandem with a computer screen or television monitor, your dentist can easily show you, in real-time, if you have a fractured tooth or need gum disease treatment. A picture is worth a thousand words!

Time-savings that come with the intraoral camera are especially noticeable when your dentist needs to take several images at one time. Intraoral camera images are easy to re-take, print and duplicate. Printouts can be sent to dental insurance companies to strengthen claims. In fact, these images are so useful that some insurance companies now accept images via e-mail; the reduced paper trail cuts down on claim-processing time and is an environmentally friendly option as well.

For more information on the intraoral camera at Adams Dental Center, call us at 402-484-6666 today!

If you have any questions regarding any of these dental imaging systems, contact our team at for clarification. At our dental office in Lincoln, Nebraska, we strive to offer the highest quality services throughout your entire visit, and dental imaging helps us achieve just that. Speak with a member of the team today by calling 402-484-6666.