At Thompson & Thompson DDS, PA, we leverage the latest in dental technology to provide our patients with superior care and outcomes. Our state-of-the-art digital X-rays, intraoral scanners, and photographic capabilities allow us to diagnose and treat dental issues with unprecedented precision and efficiency.

These advanced tools enable us to offer a more comfortable patient experience while ensuring the highest standards of dental care.

Digital X-rays

Dental radiographs are a useful tool in identifying potential issues and assisting in treatment planning. They increase our ability to detect small problems and address them before they become bigger problems.

How often you need dental X-rays often depends on your medical and dental history, and your unique situation. The frequency can vary from six to 18 months. We will offer a recommendation during your comprehensive evaluation and tailor your interval to your needs as they change.

Our office uses digital X-ray technology, which provides instant images on computer screens in each of our exam rooms. This helps us with patient education because we can show you areas of concern.

The benefits of digital X-rays are numerous and include less radiation and the elimination of the chemicals required to develop conventional X-ray film.

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Intraoral Scanner

Intraoral scanners, or digital scanners, are tools that give us a digital alternative to the traditional method of taking an impression. Transforming modern dentistry, digital scanners provide the most accurate models bringing a better patient experience and making communication between the dentist and laboratory faster and easier.

An intraoral scanner works by capturing thousands of images by imaging sensors when the handheld scanner is placed inside the patient’s mouth, and a light source is projected onto the area being scanned.

Those images are processed by scanning software, which then generates an accurate 3D surface model showing the teeth. This 3D model is displayed on a computer screen and can be seen generating as it is being scanned. The 3D teeth scan leads to accurate 3D images – sometimes in just seconds – eliminating a number of clinical and laboratory steps.

According to the National Library of Medicine, “patients seem to prefer intraoral scanning.”

Intraoral Photographs

Using a small wand-like camera, we can take photographs of your teeth that will enable you to see decay, fractures and failing restorations as we see them.