Dental Technology in Chatham
At LightHouse Dental Chatham, the technology we use is part of our dedication to informed treatment planning and dental appointments that run smoothly. Our ability to display digital X-rays and scans on the monitors in our treatment rooms means that we can show you any issues in your mouth and walk you through your treatment plan.
Our goal is to provide patients with dental care while making sure they are fully informed about their oral health, and using modern dental technology helps us do that.
Digital X-rays differ from traditional photographic X-ray film in that they use digital sensors to produce images.
This creates highly detailed computer images of the teeth and gums, as well as other oral structures and conditions.
Digital X-rays let your dentist examine parts of the mouth that are not visible to the naked eye.
Panoramic X-rays let your dentist create a single image of the entirety of your mouth.
The X-ray is a flat representation of the teeth, upper and lower jaws, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), and nasal and sinus structures.
Panoramic X-rays are often used to help in the planning of treatments for dentures, braces, extractions and implants.