3D Cone Beam Scanning-How Our Office is Bringing You the Latest Technology
Here at Parkside Dental Care, we pride ourselves on and are committed to using advanced technology to provide the highest level of dental care. If you need dental X-rays, 3D cone beam scanning may be a good option for you. Cone beam imaging in dentistry is transforming the way dentists are able to gather information about oral health and diagnose their patients.
What is 3D Cone Beam Scanning?
3D cone beam scanning is a type of dental X-ray equipment that takes a panoramic 3D image of your teeth, gums, soft tissues, and nerve pathways in a single scan. These images are more helpful than traditional two-dimensional X-rays due to the fact that they can be moved around to see your teeth from every angle. The 3D images assist Dr. Barganier in diagnosing problems more efficiently.
Why Do We Use 3D Cone Beam?
3D images allow the staff at Parkside Dental Care to give you a better diagnosis and help prepare for a variety of dental procedures. 3D images can assist in:
- Evaluation of the jaw and face
- Planning dental implant placement
- Diagnosing tooth decay and other dental problems
- Analyzing dental and facial trauma
- Planning and evaluating the progress of orthodontic treatment
- Detecting endodontic problems and planning root canal therapy
- Assessing a TMJ disorder
- Visualizing abnormal teeth
Benefits of Using 3D Cone Beam Scanning vs. Traditional Dental X-Rays
Traditional dental X-rays can be quite uncomfortable and are invasive. They also only produce single images that may not provide the dentist with enough information to diagnose an appropriate treatment. The benefit of using the 3D scanning technology is the enhanced comfort level of the patient while allowing the dentist to see the oral and facial anatomy with much higher clarity.
A 3D cone beam scan is one of the most advanced technologies available. It improves the lives of the patient and the dental staff. If you are interested in hearing more about whether a 3D cone beam scanner should be used at your next appointment, please call our Montgomery, AL office today.