Our practice is committed to meeting your oral health needs, so we use the most state-of-the-art diagnostic tools available. Though X-rays were invented over 120 years ago, they have advanced by leaps and bounds since then. Early X-rays, which had to use film to capture an image, delivered higher amounts of radiation. But the advanced, modern equipment we use employs a sensitive digital sensor that allows us to capture a more accurate and detailed image with far less radiation.
In addition to digital imaging, Dr. Jordan Balvich also uses highly specialized X-rays that allow us to pinpoint areas of concern with more accuracy and precision than ever before.
It used to be that a dentist could only get an image of a select area of your mouth at a time, only capturing a few teeth in one shot. But with a panoramic X-ray, we are able to capture the entire mouth and surrounding structures in a single high-definition image, allowing our dentist to view and diagnose the whole mouth in one go.
A cephalometric X-ray uses a rotating mechanical arm to rotate around the entirety of your head, providing a comprehensive view of every structure from the neck up. This allows our dentist to view every structure in your head, providing comparison, measurement and assessment of each structure in relation to each other. Information like this is useful for identifying bite alignment, diagnosing fractures or bone loss, and even allowing preparation for dental implants.
If you are looking for a dentist who uses advanced digital X-rays in Rensselaer, Indiana, please give us a call at 219-224-3213 today to schedule an appointment.