We have the ability to regenerate bone when needed. Socket preservation can repair sites with inadequate bone structure and allows more patients to become implant candidates.
Dr. Akin chooses carefully which and when radiographs (x-rays) are taken. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone levels, as well as assisting with determining the health of the bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, and assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Although exposure time for dental radiographs is minimal, Dr. Akin utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office to further reduce exposure to approximatley 50 percent less when compared to traditional dental radiographs. These digital images can easily be magified to help us retrieve even more valuable diagnostic information and offer more precision since we view and manipulate the image on a computer monitor, rather than holding a film up to the light.
The advantages of digital imaging enables us to not only store patient images, but also enables us to quickly transfer them to appropriate specialists or insurance companies.