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 Magnification and Digital Imaging
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Digital imaging allows me to diagnose dental disease much more accurately. We use it with our digital Xrays, cosmetic imaging and with photography. Magnification is an important part of our examination and treatment process. During my examinations and treatment I use high powered microscopes to see more detail. 

Dental microscopes





In addition to the microscopes, I heavily rely on digital photography as well. I use digital photography during the my exams and during treatment. These magnification techniques have allowed me to provide better and less invasive care to my Charlotte NC area patients. 

The following is some of the detailed images I can see with my digital imaging equipment. It is not possible to see this level of detail without proper magnification. Better vision means more correct and better care: 

Crack in tooth noticed during root canal therapy
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Fractured cusp on tooth 

Decay around a composite (white) filling 

Excessive wear on the edge of a tooth
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Cavity removal on a tooth 

Cracks in a tooth 

Miscellaneous:

Digital imaging or digital image acquisition is the creation of digital images, typically from a physical scene. The term is often assumed to imply or include the processing, compression, storage, printing, and display of such images. The most usual method is by digital photography with a digital camera but other methods are also employed.

Digital imaging was developed in the 1960s and 1970s, largely to avoid the operational weaknesses of film cameras, for scientific and military missions including the KH-11 program. As digital technology became cheaper in later decades it replaced the old film methods for many purposes. A digital photograph may be created directly from a physical scene by a camera or similar device. Alternatively, a digital image may be obtained from another image in an analog medium, such as photographs, photographic film, or printed paper, by an image scanner or similar device. Many technical images—such as those acquired with tomographic equipment, side-scan sonar, or radio telescopes—are actually obtained by complex processing of non-image data. Weather radar maps as seen on television news are a commonplace example. The digitalization of analog real-world data is known as digitizing, and involves sampling (discretization) and quantization.

Finally, a digital image can also be computed from a geometric model or mathematical formula. In this case the name image synthesis is more appropriate, and it is more often known as rendering.

Digital image authentication is an issue [1] for the providers and producers of digital images such as health care organizations, law enforcement agencies and insurance companies. There are methods emerging in forensic photography to analyze a digital image and determine if it has been altered.