If our dentists are going to provide you with excellent dental care, their treatments need to be based off the most accurate information possible. To help them gain this specific information, Dr. Ray H. Morgan Jr. and Dr. Steven M. Shepperd incorporate digital panoramic X-rays into their examination. While many offices use the standard X-ray to view a few teeth and the supporting bone structure, Art Of Cosmetic Dentistry uses the panoramic X-ray to get a complete view of both the upper and lower dental arches. This means that our Atlanta, Georgia, dentists will be able to see all your teeth, both your jaw bones, as well as the surrounding facial structure.
With this clear and defined information, our dentists can much more effectively help with the following issues:
- Diagnose cavities and spot dental decay.
- Evaluate your need for specific orthodontic treatments.
- Track the progress of certain treatments or procedures.
- Detect oral cancer.
- Determine the extent of damage caused by facial trauma.
- Accurately plan dental implants.
What our patients especially enjoy is how fast and easy it is for our team to use this technology. Once you are situated correctly and comfortably, the machine will rotate around your head and produce high-definition images that our dentists can then you to help provide you quality treatment!
Another way our dentists can use digital technology is with digital bite wing X-rays. This type of X-ray is taken with a scanner placed inside your mouth, and is used to examine the teeth of your upper and lower jaws. Digital bitewing X-rays allow our dentists to look for damaged dental work and cavities. They also help our dentists to find areas of bone loss in your jaw, and to locate the buildup of plaque and tartar on the roots of your teeth.
Our office also uses digital X-ray technology for Periapical or PA X-rays. If you have problem with a particular tooth or a specific area of your smile, the dentists can use digital PA X-rays to get a very precise, detailed view of that tooth in order to diagnose the problem and plan the best course of treatment for you. To learn more, please give us a call at 404-816-8200!