With the use of intra-oral cameras (like a tiny camera on the end of a wand) we are able to show you pictures of your teeth instantly. Considerable magnification can be achieved at the same time to show detail such as early decay or cracks that your dentist may have found. A photo is so much easier to understand than a description of the problem.
The intra-oral camera helps with diagnosis and is a great aid to discussion of treatment options. Extra-oral photography with a conventional camera is often used in planning more complex cases.