While dental x-rays provide valuable information that we cannot get from any other source, they cannot tell us everything about your teeth. That is why we may also use an intraoral camera, which can take close-up photographs of your teeth and gums. The intraoral camera is an amazing diagnostic tool for viewing different angles in the mouth that we would not have been able to just a few years ago. It is smaller than a dental mirror and has its own light source. The camera gives us the ability to give you a virtual tour of your entire mouth on a monitor and allows us to get a closer look at any potential issues or problems that may arise, such as worn or broken fillings, cavities, cracks, plaque, calculus and signs of excessive wear. You will have the ability to see for yourself first hand the same images we are seeing. These digital images are also excellent for gaining procedure acceptance from insurance companies.