All advanced imaging taken at our office is sent to a company who employs more than 50 Oral and Maxillofacial radiologists for a comprehensive report to maximize the clinical value of the CBCT scan.
An unrestricted view of the teeth and supportive structures within the face can be seen with the help of Cone Beam 3D Imaging, an advanced imaging dental technology. A dentist can capture panoramic views of the maxillofacial area in just 10 seconds with Cone Beam 3D Imaging's assistance. These detailed 3D images will help detect potential problems and accordingly create highly customized treatments to keep your teeth healthy. They offer a crystal view of the face that can be examined and assessed from several viewing angles. A single image can reveal the inter-related connection between the mouth's hard and soft tissues, which can support treatment planning and administration.
What is a 3D Imaging Procedure?
Taking a 3-D dental scan is an absolutely painless procedure and can be done in only a few minutes, and it also requires no prior preparation. The cone-beam CT scanner is fixed on an arm that rotates around your head, and you are supposed to stand or sit under it. You will be required to rest your chin on a particular platform, and the whole scanner can be raised or lowered to a height that is convenient for you. During the scanning process, you are expected to hold yourself as still as possible. It takes less than half a minute to capture the scan.
In a 3-D x-ray, you may be asked to bite down on a small disposable tab to ensure alignment. Your face must be centered, and your mouth must be at a level to get an accurate image. A brace or strap is made use of to keep your head still. The medical staff carrying out the scan will make sure that you are correctly positioned before taking the scan.
What are the advantages of 3D Imaging?
The different types of images a 3-D x-ray machine can capture will help treat a multitude of dental conditions. 3-D Dental Imaging has uses in endodontics such as root canals, oral surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, etc. As the images are of your entire mouth and head, it can be seen how your teeth inter-relate to each other in terms of alignment. Consequently, it becomes easier to create complete treatment plans for the straightening of teeth or replacing them.
What is 3D Imaging used for?
- 3D Imaging is used to evaluate the jawbone's quality where the implant has to be placed.
- It will help determine the location of the nerves.
- Tumors and diseases can be diagnosed in the early stages.
- 3D Imaging will help measure the density of the jawbone where the implant has to be fitted.
- It will help strategize the ideal placement for implants, including the angle of best fit.
- The complete surgical procedure can be planned in advance, from start to finish.
- The appropriate size and type of implants can be decided accurately.
- The exact location and position of each tooth can be viewed.
- The impacted teeth can be observed.
Call us at Wayne H Mori Dental or schedule an online appointment to know more about 3D Imaging