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Digital Dentistry in Longview

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Three Rivers Dental provides digital dentistry in Longview, WA. Call 360-803-8003 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Is Digital Dentistry?

Digital dentistry refers to the use of digital technology in diagnostics and procedures. Digital scanners and images have changed the way dentists diagnose and treat dental and oral health conditions.

Benefits of Digital Dentistry

Digital dentistry has revolutionized dental care, providing the following benefits: 

  • Safer imaging. Digital X-rays use a fraction of the radiation that is required for traditional film X-rays, making them safer for patients of all ages. 
  • Diagnostic accuracy. Digital scanners provide sharper, more detailed images that allow dentists to better diagnose and treat dental and oral health conditions. 
  • Less invasive procedures. Digital scanner imaging is much less invasive than previous methods, such as messy plaster impressions. 
  • Organization and security. Digital images can be filed electronically rather than keeping physical files in cabinets. This also improves the security of patients’ personal information. 
  • Improved patient understanding. Digital dentistry gives patients a more thorough understanding of their own dental care and treatment, allowing them to see the problem and solution.

Why Choose Three Rivers Dental?

There are many advantages to digital technology, and Three Rivers Dental is fully equipped with CBCT and digital scanners. We believe in keeping up with the latest technology in dentistry to provide the highest quality diagnostics and treatments. This is one of the many ways we provide patient-centric dental care, putting you and your family at the forefront of every decision we make. Digital technology is less invasive for patients, making your experience more comfortable and relaxing.

Digital Dentistry We Utilize:

We provide the following digital dentistry services: 

  • CBCT Scanner. A Cone Beam Computed Technology (CBCT) scanner uses a cone-shaped beam that provides detailed, 3-dimensional images of the mouth and face. It is used to diagnose a wide variety of dental, oral, and orthodontic conditions. 
  • Digital Scanner. A digital scanner is a handheld device used to create images and impressions of the teeth in preparation for dental prosthetics or orthodontics. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Dentistry

Are digital images safe during pregnancy?
Digital X-rays use even less radiation than traditional film X-rays, and most dentists agree that there is very little risk of radiation affecting an unborn baby. Even so, if you are pregnant we would avoid any imaging unless absolutely necessary. Please let us know if you are or may be pregnant at the start of your appointment.
What makes a CBCT scanner different from a digital scanner?
A CBCT scanner emits radiation in a cone shape rather than a straight line. This method allows the scanner to create more detailed 3 dimensional images that allow dentists to detect problems and plan treatment more effectively. The images from a CBCT scan can be turned and manipulated on a computer screen for improved analysis.
Why would I need a digital or CBCT scan?
There are many situations where your dentist may use a digital scanner or recommend a CBCT scan. In cases where there is unexplained pain or potential issues below the gums or in the jaw, a CBCT scan can provide diagnostic information. Digital scanners may be used in preparation for dental implants or dental prosthetics such as crowns, dentures, or mouth guards. Routine digital imaging can detect the need for cavity fillings or root canals.
Does insurance cover digital imaging?
Dental insurance typically covers digital imaging as part of your preventive care coverage, but it depends on your provider and plan. Contact your dental insurance provider for more information about the specifics of your coverage. We can also help you find this information from your insurance provider. Feel free to give us a call!

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Call 360-803-8003 to schedule an appointment.

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620 Triangle Shopping Center, Suite 660 Longview, WA 98632
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