Advanced Technology

Digital Imaging

Dr. Malik chooses carefully which radiographs are taken and when. There are many guidelines that we follow, and frequency of digital imaging is dependent on your individual oral health needs. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. They enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs. Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Malik utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office.  With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better, store patient images, and easily transfer images to specialists or insurance companies.

Digital X-Rays:

Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image, zoom in, and take measurements on a computer monitor.  Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.

Intraoral Camera

Many patients are very familiar with the latest technology and are comfortable with these options. Computers and TV screens are their primary method of information processing. Dr. Malik utilizes intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of your diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera which allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth, and gums in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you! Intra oral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.