At Dentistry by Angela Britt, our mission is to help our patients improve and maintain their oral health. One of the most important things we do to achieve that goal happens every time we see you, because that is when we are able to observe and diagnose any problems. We have prepared through education and experience to recognize those problems — and we have invested in current technology to enhance this ability. Read on to learn a bit about some of the “high-tech” diagnostic tools you might see us use during one of your appointments!
We need flawless vision when we do our visual examinations — we don’t want to miss a thing! That is why we often wear a dental loupe when we look into your mouth. These devices magnify and illuminate so we have an excellent view of your teeth and oral surfaces.
Digital Radiographs (X-Rays)
Digital x-rays have helped improve diagnostics and provided our patients with images they can relate to. There is also less radiation exposure. Finally, we can now easily store and share images when necessary.
Digital Camera for Patient Education
Using digital photography, we can keep a visual record of your oral examination and share what we see with you. This allows you to make decisions about your oral care with much more information than ever before.
This small camera can be used for planning treatment as well as during treatments. It produces high-quality images that help detect oral health issues and assist with images during restoration procedures.
TRIOS Intraoral Scanner
This scanner produces 3D images to provide us with even more information. Handheld, the scanner is fast and returns excellent images.
Myotronics (Bite Evaluation Computer)
This tool assists in the diagnosis of more complex cases where teeth are misaligned and the upper and lower teeth fit together improperly.
VELscope (Cancer Detection)
Used to assist in finding abnormalities, including cancer, in the mouth, the VELscope uses a blue-spectrum light that makes the soft tissues in your mouth fluoresce. The glowing patterns of healthy tissue change in areas that have been affected by disease, allowing them to be identified, sometimes before they are visible to the naked eye.
ProMax® 3D Imaging
We can correct involuntary movements that may have been caught in the static image with this system. We can also image jaw movement in real-time. This system is safer for patients due to low-dose radiation, and it produces images of all the facial/oral structure.
We are devoted to not only diagnosing any problems you may have, but also to providing the treatment you need to resolve those problems. If are in Brunswick, Georgia, or the surrounding area, and you are concerned about any dental issues you or a family member may be experiencing, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to seeing you!