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Cell Phone Photography in Dentistry

Cell Phone Photography in Dentistry

Photography is now an integral part of modern dentistry as it helps to preserve graphic clinical history about the patients. It also facilitates future consultations about your previous treatments. Through an illustrative chronogram, you can monitor any improvements in treatment, allowing you to see the changes visually and from different points of view that cannot be adequately seen at a single glance.

Fortunately, cell phones have become very useful in dentistry because they allow patients to take photos of their teeth so that they can keep records of their dental condition. This article discusses the benefits of cell phone photography in dentistry.

Benefits of Cell Phones Photography in Dentistry

Since not all dental clinics can afford to invest in high-end cameras, most dentists in the United States have resorted to using their cell phones to capture the images of their patient’s dental formulas. Apart from helping you to save some money, cell phone photography in dentistry offers several other benefits.

Wide Field of Vision

Since your mouth is a small opening and it has a diaphragm, your dentist will achieve a wide field of vision in a regular manner when they use a cellphone to take pictures. In some cases, your dentist will bring the cell phone’s camera closer to your mouth to capture the tiniest details of the affected area.

ISO Adjustment

A cell phone’s camera offers better ISO adjustment, allowing you to cure your picture problems instantly. By setting the correct ISO (camera sensitivity), you will give your cell phone’s camera a command on how it should behave in different situations, especially when the light is less intense. When the light is less intense, your cell phone will produce blurry images. Thankfully, the ISO adjustment option helps to prevent this problem when taking pictures of a dental patient.

Good Resolution

The rapid growth of cell phone photography got many people more attentive to the quality of their photographs. This has led to an increase in the demand for cell phone cameras that can capture high-quality images. Therefore, smartphone manufacturers have responded by putting more focus on improving their cameras and image processing systems. That’s why most cell phone cameras have a better resolution than standalone cameras. This enables dentists to take high-quality images of their patients with their cell phones. Most cell phone cameras also offer better color rendering, white balance accuracy and repeatability, color uniformity, and shading.

If you have additional questions about cell phone photography in dentistry, you should contact India Hook today.

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