An Intraoral camera is a high-resolution camera that fits inside your mouth. These cameras should allow your dentist to obtain accurate and detailed images of the inside of your mouth.
When is an intraoral camera used?
An intraoral camera is a practical chairside tool. It usually lets the patient be an active participant in his or her oral health care process, and provides an idea of what's going on.
The camera should provide the dentist with clear, detailed images of the mouth. These can be saved directly to the patient's file with a click of a button.
The intraoral camera also allows our dental team to take accurate before and after pictures of dental restorations, and can also expose the details of a damaged tooth more accurately.
What are the benefits of an intraoral camera?
Before we had intraoral cameras, dentists showed their patients their teeth using a mirror. This often left a foggy picture.
Intraoral cameras should provide accurate photos of each tooth.
This means patients can make informed decisions together with their dentist, and develop a treatment plan in collaboration.