At W Dental Group, our dentists and team use the latest in dental technology and techniques so that we can provide you with the best care possible. Our technology allows Drs. Watkins to work with greater precision and efficiency. Our advanced technology includes:
- i-CAT® digital imaging
- DEXcam™ 3 (intraoral camera)
- CariVu™ (carries detector)
- Digital X-rays
i-Cat Digital Imaging
Our i-CAT digital imaging system provides us with high-quality, three-dimensional images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone. All of this is accomplished in a single scan. i-CAT imaging has many advantages, including:
- 3-D images of the oral and maxillofacial structures that can be manipulated for optimal diagnosis
- The patient is seated in an open machine instead of being enclosed
- Produces about 100 times less radiation than traditional CT scans
- No magnification error
- Allows for better dental implant placement
The DEXcam 3 intraoral camera is a video camera that produces images of the inside of the mouth. Our dentists can use these images to educate the patient and to show them where and what any dental issues are.
Our CariVu is a handheld device that allows our dentists and team to detect cavities (tooth decay). The CariVu uses near-infrared light to make the enamel appear transparent and the lesions trap the light. This allows us to accurately diagnose even the smallest carries.
Our dentists use digital X-rays to better examine and diagnose any dental issues you may have. Digital X-rays use much less radiation than traditional dental X-rays.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment and to learn more about our dental technology in San Antonio, Texas.