Intraoral Camera Technology
In the past, patients had to rely on descriptions of oral health concerns and treatment options delivered by their dentist. Dr. Michael C. Byars did his utmost to provide clear, thorough information and explanations for patients, but even using lights and mirrors, it was difficult to give patients a complete picture of their smiles, oral health concerns, and wide array of treatment options. That’s why our team relies on intraoral photography to transform patients into partners in planning their dental care. If you’re interested in finding out more about intraoral cameras or you’re ready to schedule a checkup, contact our team today.
Using a pen-sized intraoral camera, Dr. Byars captures images of various teeth, oral health issues, and current restorations. During the consultation and treatment planning phase of the checkup, we carefully evaluate these images with the patient on a chairside computer monitor. We explain areas of concern, offer a variety of treatment options, and answer questions. For the first time, patients are able to see their smiles from the dentist’s perspective. Patients who partner with us to plan their ongoing care using intraoral photography, report feeling extremely confident in their treatment choices. This means the percentage of patients who are unhappy with their results is minimal.