How to Use an Intraoral Camera to Increase Treatment Acceptance


In order to continually provide patients with the highest level of care, dentists use many different types of devices and tools to assess the current health of their mouths and pinpoint potential trouble spots. Using an intraoral dental camera allows dentists and patients alike to see real time images of their teeth and other dental structures as well as problems such as cavities, tooth enamel fractures and more. The use of dental intraoral cameras is a painless way to see problems with the teeth and gums that include defective fillings, fractured teeth, cavities and other decay, bleeding gums and even plaque build up. By using advanced imaging technology, dentists can help patients achieve better oral health.

Intraoral dental cameras can:

  • Allow dentists to show patients exactly where a problem lies and what the problem consists of. Patients can see exactly what the dentist sees, which makes the situation more “real” to the patient.
  • Using an intraoral dental camera provides a more complete set of images from inside the mouth. X-ray technology can only provide detailed images for the hard structures of the mouth including the bones and teeth. However, this leaves the problems associated with the soft tissues to be located, identified and documented the old fashioned way: manually. By incorporating a dental camera into a practice, real time color images can be taken from any angle in the mouth, even from the rear of the mouth, and will include both the hard structures and soft tissues to create a more comprehensive picture of the mouth. Gum recession, occlusal wear and other problems can be identified and documented for comparison later.
  • Using dental cameras can let patients see how broken down, old crowns are detracting from their dental health. Allowing them to see the fixture as it sits inside their mouths offers them the opportunity to replace it with a newer, real looking porcelain crown.
  • By being able to view anterior tooth wear patterns, dentists are able to provide patients with better dental products such as incisal composites, veneers and occlusal guards in order to create beautiful smiles that will last for years to come. This also works in younger patients where a view of the full arch can pinpoint misaligned teeth and lead to better orthodontic care.
  • Last but not least, dental hygienists can also benefit from the use of dental cameras. By giving patients the opportunity to see potential problems in real time, hygienists are able to recommend beneficial procedures such as root planning, SRP and PTL. By taking care of the soft tissues of the gums, pockets for bacteria and plaque buildup are minimized which results in easier cleanings in the future.

If your practice does not already incorporate the use of intraoral dental cameras, Lensiora offers an affordable model that integrates easily with most existing dental imaging applications. The Lensiora Intraoral Camera is easy to use and can help you provide better dental care to your patients. For more information regarding the Lensiora dental camera, please visit