DIGITAL X-RAYS AND PANORAMIC X-RAYS
Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.
Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.
CONE BEAM SCAN
A CBCT scan, also known as a Cone Beam Computed Tomography, is an x-ray technique that produces 3-D images of your skull that allows visualization of internal bony structures in cross-section rather than as overlapping images typically produced by conventional x-ray exams. CBCT scans are primarily used to visualize bony structures, such as teeth and your jaws, not soft tissue such as your tongue or lips. Advantages of a CBCT scan over conventional x-rays: A conventional x-ray of your mouth limits your dentist to a two-dimensional or 2D visualization. Diagnosis and treatment planning can require a more complete understanding of complex three-dimensional or 3D anatomy. Advantages of CBCT scans include: A) Higher accuracy when planning implant and other surgeries B) Greater chance for diagnosing conditions such as vertical root fractures and endodontic pathology that can be missed on conventional x-rays C) Greater chance of providing images and information which may result in the patient avoiding unnecessary, and sometimes invasive, dental treatment D) Better diagnosis of third molar (wisdom teeth) positioning in proximity to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels prior to removal E) The CBCT scan enhances your dentist’s ability to see what needs to be done before treatment is started. F) Enhanced patient safety, more predictable outcomes, less discomfort, and faster treatments.
Our practice is focused on using the best technology available to ensure quality care. We also believe in making your dental experience as comfortable as possible. At your next appointment, we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.