Our Dental Imaging Guide

When visiting Dental Group of Bourbonnais, you will undergo an evaluation and testing to identify dental issues that you may be experiencing. In most cases, the type of X-ray used can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to identify the problem and determine a treatment.

Dental imaging is an advanced procedure that depends on the extent of radiation penetrating through the patient’s dental structures. There are different types of X-rays available for dental imaging. Our dentist evaluates your needs to provide you with best possible outcome. Dental imaging is a great tool to learn about the presence of cavities, dental infections and other oral issues in a patient. Traditional X-rays generally reveal issues in your dental structure and various other problems with your teeth.  

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays are one of the most important advancements in dentistry. This technology replaces conventional X-rays, reducing the use of film, harsh chemicals and waste materials used to capture the images. Unlike traditional X-rays, digital X-rays use less radiation. They also make it easier for our dentist to accurately and efficiently reach a diagnosis as their processing time is faster, providing immediate results.

Intraoral Camera

Intraoral cameras are used to generate images of remarkable sharpness and clarity. They have the necessary depth-of-view for both intra- and extraoral images, from full arch to macro views, delivering consistently clear, high-resolution images that our dentist can easily share with you, so you see what our dentist sees, helping you make an educated decision regarding treatment recommendations. Intraoral cameras are used for:

  • Periapical X-Rays: These X-rays produce results limited to one tooth only as it focuses on the details and the anatomy of that one tooth in particular. This kind of intraoral camera detects even the smallest changes in your dental structure.

  • Bite-Wing X-Rays: These X-rays produces images that include the upper and lower teeth of a specific area in your mouth. This intraoral camera helps detect tooth decay, cavities or any other abnormality in your mouth.

  • Occlusal X-Rays: This intraoral camera focuses on the arch of the teeth, either on the upper jaw or the lower jaw. The images obtained help study the dental structure and the effects of any procedure.

If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to evaluate and suggest the required dental treatments in order to correct the problem. Dental Group of Bourbonnais in Bourbonnais, , has a dedicated team of professionals on board to assess and treat all of your dental needs.