3D Diagnostic Imaging
In conjunction with traditional x-rays, and in just seconds, 3D x-rays revolutionize how we at Dentistry for Life can treat your oral health. The images taken can be viewed by the doctor on a computer screen from different angles and in many forms including two dimensions, three dimensions, and even panorama. This allows us to fully see the relationship between all of the different components of the patient’s oral health, making the Dentistry for Life team able to diagnose and treat problems like never before. At Dentistry for Life we believe that getting the whole picture is crucial to the comprehensive care you should receive and a 3D x-ray unit makes obtaining complete information possible.
At Dentistry for Life, our 3D X-ray imaging system also allows us to lead the industry with diagnostic technology and pass along savings to our patients while also using less radiation than other CT scans. We minimize cost and radiation exposure through using the CARESTREAM 8100.
ADVANTAGES OF 3D X-RAY IMAGING
- • Quickly capture a 3D images of patients’ teeth, bones, nerves, tissues, and airways
- • 3D x-rays or Panoramic x-ray taken in 14 seconds
- • Lower cost
- • Patients receive the lowest possible dose of radiation
- • Diagnosis and treatment plan for dental implants, periodontal disease, TMJ, sleep apnea, and orthodontic treatment
- • Enhanced precision during surgical procedures
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING 3D XRAY IMAGING
With 3D digital imaging, the X-ray scanner is mounted on a mechanical arm that rotates around a patient’s head in 14 seconds. The image is then projected in a computer-controlled, cone-shaped beam. In just seconds, all data images needed are collected after one complete pass of the scanner. The images captured show higher quality images of bone and soft tissue than ever before. Then a 3D model of the patient’s mouth including the teeth, the jaw, and the jaw joint to diagnose and treat conditions in the craniofacial region. This technology helps plan for dental implants, periodontal disease treatment, TMJ, sleep apnea, and orthodontic treatments (among many others).