One of our favorite technologies at White Smiles is our intraoral camera! Often times we see problems that do not show up on x-ray that need treatment. A good intraoral image of the problem not only gives the insurance companies proof that the work needs to be done, but it also gives our patients the peace of mind being able to see what we see!
The photo above is of a tooth that we removed a decaying silver filling from and had planned on replacing it with a white filling. However, after removing the filling we could see that the tooth was fracturing. Knowing that a filling wouldn't stop the tooth from breaking apart, we advised that the tooth should be crowned to strengthen it. We took a photo of the obvious crack and shared it with the patient who was amazed to see the condition of her tooth. She had the crown done and really appreciated knowing that we were doing a crown that needed to be done. A picture is worth a thousand words!