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.
Read more about 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.
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.
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
The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.Read more about iTero Dental Impressions
KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder
The KaVo DIAGNOdent laser is a revolutionary, ADA approved method for detecting cavities using sound. Using a low-density laser, hidden decay is found much the same way a metal detector locates metal objects in the ground. When the laser pinpoints a cavity, it produces a sound. Thanks to this new technology, your dentist at Adams Dental Center can discover unseen decay long before other conventional methods and provide treatment before larger oral problems develop. The procedure is quick and pain-free.Read more about KaVo DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Finder
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.