Advanced 3D Imaging Technology
Creating Better Images Using 3D Dental Imaging vs. Traditional X-Rays
Clearer, cleaner images lead to better diagnosis and a more comprehensive treatment plan. Dental images produced through Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) use focused x-ray beams that increase clarity and allow your dental professionals to see more anatomy, using less radiation than with more traditional film-based procedures. With better images of your teeth, bones, and the hard and soft tissues that surround them, dentists and oral surgeons can provide higher quality care and treatment that is truly unique to your needs.
Detailed Images – Quickly And Comfortably
Your dentist recognizes that traditional dental x-rays can be uncomfortable, both to the soft tissue of the mouth and potentially causing a gag reflex. By bringing advanced digital imaging technology into the office, your dental professional is showing that your comfort is just as important as the precise and accurate information that these 3D scans provide. Clear, detailed images of your oral anatomy provide more information and allow for a better examination, creating a comprehensive plan for a broad range of dental procedures. These include:
- Proper arrangement of dental implants
- Identification of impacted teeth and extraction preparation
- Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) diagnosis and treatment planning
- Examination of bone structure, sinuses, nasal cavity, and nerve canals.
- Exceptionally detailed inspection of the jaw and tooth orientation.
Perfect For Designing Dental Implants
Creating an accurate digital 3D scan of both hard and soft tissue allows dental professionals to do more than just look at your teeth. These incredibly accurate images allow your dentist to design and prepare perfect implants with unmatched positioning and alignment.
Crafting Your Unique 3D Image Scan
3D dental imaging is fast and non-invasive. It takes approximately 14 seconds to capture an entire detailed panoramic digital image of your head, neck, and jaw. Your dental professional will position you so that you are either sitting or standing while the area of interest is scanned.
It is important to stand very still while the scan is taking place. A bite block, chin rest, or handles are typically used to provide help for you to control your movements. It is important that you remain motionless while the cone beam scanner revolves around your head so that the best possible images are captured.
No Special Preparation And No Recovery Time
A 3D digital scan is a simple in-office procedure that is non-invasive, requires no special preparation, is completely painless, and has no recovery time. Once the scan is complete you can return to normal activities without restriction.
To maximize your comfort and reduce any stress or anxiety, take time to plan your visit accordingly. Comfortable, loose clothing will help you remain relaxed during your 3D scan. Jewelry that is worn around the neck and head (such as earrings or piercings) should be left at home. Any object that might contain metal (hair ties, barrettes, hairpins, eyeglasses, and hearing aids) must be removed to ensure the best results.
Interpreting The Results
Once the scan is completed your dentist or oral surgeon will examine and analyze the data using SIDEXIS 4 imaging software. This allows them to compare 3D image scans both before and after your dental procedures, showing side-by-side the results of your visit.