At North Hills Implant & Oral Surgery, the health of your mouth is our top priority. For this reason, we stay up to date with the latest dental technologies. Not only do they help us, but they also help you. With these technologies, we can provide you with the best possible oral care. One of our advanced dental tools is the intraoral scanner.
What is an Intraoral Scanner?
An intraoral scanner is an electronic device that is used to take images of the interior of your mouth during your regular visits. It utilizes optical and laser scanning to take 3-dimensional pictures. With these images, the intraoral scanner allows us to provide you the best care possible.
Building Trust Through Patient Education
Not that long ago, when you would sit down in the dentist’s chair, you would have no idea what was going on during your visit. You may have been talked to, or you may have sat in silence. However, you had to trust that what you were told was accurate, and that suggested treatments were the best options for you.
Intraoral scanners allow us to gain your trust through patient education. With an intraoral scanner, you can see exactly what we see, projected right onto a monitor. We can capture real-time images, or we can take stills, and zoom in on certain areas. This way, we can show you what we are talking about and help you better understand why we are suggesting any special treatment plans.
Benefits of Intraoral Scanners
Helping to build your trust is a huge benefit of an intraoral scanner, but it is not the only one:
||You see exactly what we see as it is happening, rather than having to try to imagine what we are explaining to you.
||It allows you to understand how important treatment is.
||Still, images can be enlarged and enhanced, which allows us to see even the smallest details. Early intervention then helps to prevent serious oral health issues later.
||Images can be saved to a digital file and recalled at your next appointment for comparison.
Monitor Progress at Home
If your condition needs to be closely monitored, we can provide you with a set of images taken with the intraoral scanner to take home. These images allow you to keep an eye on suspect areas on your own. You can examine your mouth in the mirror and compare it to the image, and check for changes. With the ability to note changes as soon as they occur, you can take action right away and call us as soon as it happens. This then allows us to take immediate action, which helps to keep your oral health in the best condition possible.
With an intraoral scanner, we can get you involved in your treatment and provide you with a better understanding of your specific treatment plans. For more information on intraoral scans and how they can benefit you, call North Hills Implant & Oral Surgery today.
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