Digital X-Ray/3D Cone Beam
Technology is an incredible thing that is constantly evolving. Advances in dental technology have enabled us to provide you with high-quality dental care, helping you to maintain optimal oral health. Digital imaging technologies allow us to see the hidden structures of your mouth. With it, we can detect the smallest issues, enabling accurate diagnoses and effective treatment plans. At Mid Valley Dental we can do this with digital x-rays and 3D cone beam technologies.
The Importance of Dental Imaging
Dental imaging is incredibly important for helping you maintain your optimal oral health. During dental exams, whether they are routine exams or exams meant to diagnose the cause of specific symptoms, require that we see your whole mouth. While there are many components that we can look over just with our eyes, there are many areas of your mouth that we cannot see. Issues can occur in these hidden areas. If we cannot see them, we cannot treat them. With digital x-rays and 3D cone beam imaging, we can see all different parts of your mouth, including the areas between your teeth, inside of your teeth, the tooth roots, your jawbone, your sinus, and nasal cavities, your temporomandibular joints, and much more.
What are Digital X-Rays?
Digital x-rays are x-ray images that use electronic technology to capture images instead of the radiation that is used for traditional x-rays. An electronic sensor, which is attached to a computer, is placed in your mouth to capture the image. Digital x-rays show us your teeth, the areas in between, and the areas below your gumline. X-rays are an important component of your routine dental care, taken periodically to monitor your oral health and ensure there are no issues developing. They are also important for diagnosing a wide variety of different oral health issues.
What is the 3D Cone Beam?
3D cone beam is a digital imaging technology that uses a cone-shaped x-ray beam to capture a 3-dimensional image of your mouth. With this technology, the cone-shaped x-ray beam rotates a full 360 degrees around your head, taking a series of pictures as it moves. The technology then pieces the images together to create a single 3D image. With this image, we can see your mouth from multiple angles, diagnose a variety of different oral health issues, and create effective treatment plans, including optimal placement of dental implant posts.
Benefits of Digital Imaging
Digital imaging provides many significant benefits. These benefits include
||Quick imaging. Taking digital x-rays with 3D cone beam scan is very quick. Your scans are also completely painless.
||Images are displayed almost immediately. Traditional images need to be developed, which can take a significant amount of time away from your appointment. With digital imaging, your images are ready for viewing on the computer monitor almost right away.
||Specialized software allows us to manipulate your images. We can rotate images, zoom in on specific parts, and enhance them for clarity. This allows us to better see the smallest details of your mouth for the most accurate diagnoses.
With digital imaging technology, we can see the smallest details of your mouth, enabling us to provide you with the high-quality dental care you deserve. For more information on our technology, or to schedule your appointment, call Mid Valley Dental at (920) 215-4160 today.