Intraoral cameras, which were first introduced in the late 1980’s, have now become an essential tool for dentists. They allow patients to see the inside of their mouth as the dentist sees it. The visual helps provide a clearer understanding of the dentist’s treatment recommendations. Images are saved directly to a patient’s file for future comparisons of areas of concern.
In addition, digital images can be sent to insurance companies to document why a particular procedure is being recommended, in order to help obtain maximum coverage.