Dental Imaging

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Dental Imaging Services We Offer

In order to provide you with accurate and detailed results during your visit, we, at Essington Family Dental Care in Joliet,Illinois offer various dental imaging techniques that are thorough and that, along with our dentist, provide an accurate diagnosis to better assist you in all your dental needs.

Please review our imaging techniques below and don’t hesitate to contact us at 815-744-1212 or talk to our dentist about any of the following methods:

iTero Dental Impressions

The iTero dental impressions provides a 3D image of your teeth, making our dentist see every angle of your mouth. It’s used to acquire dental impressions for braces, dental fillings, dental crowns, implants and more, in minutes without any hassle or stress.

Oral Cancer Screening (Velscope)

Our dentist could recommend you get tested or screened for oral cancer. When detected early, oral cancer can be treated effectively. If this is your case, one of the tools used for oral cancer screening is Velscope, which is a technology that is recognized by the WHO – World Health Organization and is an efficient tool in diagnosing oral cancer.

It works by analyzing and providing visual representations of abnormalities in the oral mucous that may not be visible to the naked eye. The tool is one of the most widely used for oral cancer screening today.

Digital X-rays

Offering superior resolution with less radiation exposure, digital radiography at your Joliet dentist is an excellent way to help diagnose oral problems. Digital X-rays not only use 90% less radiation than traditional film X-rays but are also much less time-consuming.

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Intraoral Camera

An intraoral camera is a small video camera that takes an image of the outside of the gum or tooth. The intraoral camera resembles an oversized pen. While simultaneously viewing a monitor, the dentist inserts the camera into a patient's mouth and gently shifts it about so that images can be taken from a variety of angles.

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iTero Dental Impressions

The iTero Intraoral Scanner allows doctors to take a 3D digital scan of a patient’s teeth and bite rather than using a viscous impression material. This digital impression scanner can be used for veneers, crowns, bridges, surface inlays, onlays, implant abutments from single units to full arches and even modeling an Invisalign treatment. Patients are also able to view before and simulated after images of their dental treatments on an in-office computer display.

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We are happy to provide these dental imaging options for you. If you'd like to call us for an appointment, please feel free to do so at 815-744-1212. Our team is here to answer any of your questions.