The intraoral camera is one of the many technologies we use to enhance patient care in our dental office. In our team’s experience, patients tend to take a more proactive approach to their oral health when they can view color images in real-time on a large screen. We are always happy to explain the new innovations in dentistry and how they can improve your dental experience.
Dr. Salami uses an intraoral camera, which is a camera-tipped wand the size of a pen. Dr. Salami or the hygienist will cover the intraoral camera in a disposable plastic sheath that protects against contamination before inserting the wand-shaped device into your mouth. The camera takes a video of the inside of your mouth and transmits the images to a computing unit via cable. The computing unit enlarges the full-color images and displays them on a TV screen that you can comfortably view from your seat in the dental chair.
Dr. Salami uses wax-up models for dental restorations and cosmetic dentistry treatments. Before any veneers are applied to your teeth, they are used on the wax-up model for a clear idea of how they will look and feel. The same goes for all other dental work performed in Dr. Salami’s office.
What is a dental wax-up used for?
Dr. Salami fabricates a wax-up model of your jaws and teeth to test:
- single-tooth dental implants
- and other dental treatments to ensure an ideal fit.
If adjustments are needed, Dr. Salami can adapt those changes to the model before sending your case to the dental laboratory. The dental wax-ups give us a realistic projection of how your dental work will look and function, resulting in more accurate dental restorations.