We use an ultra-high definition camera, about the size of a pen, to show our patients what we see in their mouths. With this advanced dental technology we can zoom in on small diseased areas, cracks, chips and worn metal fillings with extreme precision. The full-color images taken with the intraoral camera are sent to a computer screen so we can clearly see and diagnose dental problems much earlier than with traditional dental technology. Because images are displayed on our screens, patients will also be able to see areas being worked on and are able to gain a better understanding of dental procedures being performed. We will routinely take photos of defective teeth to show our patients what we are seeing and explain to them how we will fix them. We also take photos of their good teeth so that we have records of their healthy mouths. As an added benefit, we find that taking intraoral photos helps tremendously in getting insurance benefits paid on behalf of our patients.