Cone Beam and 3D Imaging
Some of the greatest discoveries and innovations in modern dentistry have been made possible due in part to the invention of advanced oral and maxillofacial imaging. Enhanced imaging provides an in-depth view into the bone and tooth structures of the face, allowing for more accurate diagnosis and predictable treatments.
TruCare Dentistry has the latest Cone beam in our office. Cone Beam 3D Imaging is the next phase of dental imaging, allowing for multiple views of the teeth and face from multiple angles. The images are of superior quality – similar to those acquired from a CT scan. However, there is less radiation involved and the entire Cone Beam Imaging scan takes just 10 seconds.
Cone Beam 3D Imaging allows for better treatment planning, as dentists are capable of viewing the relationship of both hard and soft tissues throughout the face and positioning of nerves and arteries. Furthermore, because images are stored digitally, they can be examined and analyzed from several perspectives prior to and following a treatment procedure.
The intraoral camera takes magnified pictures of your teeth and gums and allows you to be an active partner in your dental treatment by enabling you to see what we see inside your mouth. With a clear understanding of your dental conditions, you’ll be able to make treatment decisions with confidence.
Dental X-Rays - Why?
Dental X-rays are one of the most important part of your regular dental treatment. Your dentist uses the specialized imaging technology to look for hidden tooth decay – also called cavities – and can show dental issues such as abscessed teeth, dental tumors, and cysts which sometimes is not creating any pain or any other symptoms and allows to treat the conditions in earlier stages.
Your dental X-rays allow your dentist to see the condition of prior dental procedures, such as fillings, crowns, root canals, and bridges. Dental X-rays also helps in diagnosing bone level around the teeth which helps in diagnosing periodontal disease.
Dental X-rays also helps to check bone density as part of preparing mouth for dental implants, which require an adequate density in order to support the implants.
Digital Dental X-rays
What are Digital Dental X-Rays?Like old fashioned dental X-rays, digital X-rays helps in visualizing areas around teeth and jaw bones which we are not able to see clinically. Digital X-rays allows to record images with significantly low amount of radiation and images are recorded in the computer so it is easy to manipulate to see details of the images, easier to transfer and store the images.
Advantages of Digital X-raysWith digital dental X-rays, your dentist or other dental professional is able to immediately see your teeth and jaw bones. This means that assessment and diagnosis is virtually instantaneous.
A reduction in the amount of radiation you are exposed to during the X-ray process.
No need for dental film or processing chemicals in order for your dentist to be able to see the images.
An almost instantaneous ability to see the X-ray images, which means, if you’re in pain, you’re not waiting for the images to be processed and then viewed.
Your dentist is able to use color contrast in viewing and manipulating the X-ray image, in order to see all of the details in the image.
When you’re looking for a dentist, you would be well served to choose one who offers digital dental X-rays.