Springbrook Family Dentistry

Technology

This page will list the technologies used in your practice.

Digital X-rays

Springbrook Family Dentistry is proud to provide our office with digital x-rays as an excellent alternative to film x-rays. Our digital x-rays allow us to see exactly what is going on with your tooth in just moments, eliminating the waiting time for processing film. They also allow us to enlarge and add contrast to your x-rays so Dr. Finney can get a better look at small details. Even better, digital x-rays are the safest x-rays on the market. The radiation exposure with digital x-rays is up to 90% less than the radiation from film x-rays. Additionally, digital x-rays do not require the hazardous chemicals for development that film requires for development.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Springbrook Family Dentistry has made an addition to our high-tech imaging services to better our provide patients with the highest level of dental care. While standard dental x-rays are crucial to get a proper picture of any problems in the mouth, sometimes a 2-D picture representing a three-dimensional object is not adequate for full diagnosis and treatment planning. CBCT allows us to form a 3-D recreation of both the hard and soft tissues of the skull in order to provide the highest possible accuracy. This added level of detail aids tremendously in treatment planning implants, diagnosing infections, and even evaluating the airway for potential signs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The modern CBCT not only adds valuable clinical data producing incredibly detailed images, but does so with a low-dose of radiation, ensuring the safety of all our patients. CBCT helps us provide better care, along with better communicating that care to you. 
 
The result? The best possible dental health for our patients - always out #1 priority!
 
 

Intraoral Camera

Have you ever wondered what your dentist or hygienist is seeing as they look through your mouth? At Springbrook Family Dentistry, we are able to show you just that with the help on an intraoral camera. An intraoral camera is a pen-like camera that can fit in the mouth and take pictures to show you any problems in your mouth. Dr. Finney and her hygienists can then display these photos on the computer screen for you to view while they explain their findings. Being able to understand what is happening inside your mouth will enable you to make the right decisions for you and your oral health.

 

Digital Panoramic X-ray

Our digital panoramic x-ray is an important machine that provides us with information that is not typically obtained with traditional intraoral x-rays. In one shot, our panoramic x-ray provides us with an entire picture of your whole jaw, including all the teeth, the jaw joints, and sinuses. The American Dental Association recommends all patients receive a panoramic image every 3-5 years to rule out infection, cancer, tumors, and many more problems that can be identified on this type of x-ray. Because our panoramic x-ray machine is digital, it also means you will receive very minimal radiation during your x-ray.

A digital panoramic x-ray showing the patient's entire jaw