Peters Dental Associates believes in the highest standards of dental x-ray hygiene. Dr. Peters has invested heavily in the most modern dental x-ray equipment available. Our 3D scanner reveals aspects of dento/facial anatomy never seen before in dental offices, while reducing the x-ray emission to very low levels. Dr. Peters reviews this scan in great detail with each patient. This image, combined with 4 very low dose digital bitewing images, gives Dr. Peters all the diagnostic information needed at the first appointment. Bitewing images are retaken at 6 to 12 month intervals, and 3D scans are taken at 3 to 5 year intervals as prescribed by Dr. Peters.
What do these digital images detect?
The superior quality of digital images reveals many pathologies in the facial structures.
- Bone loss
- Cysts and tumors
- Impacted teeth
- Genetically missing teeth
- Sinus abnormalities
- Airway passage abnormalities
- Tooth decay
- Abnormal tooth development or structures
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Health of the TMJ