We use a powerful, state of the art 3D scanner which takes high-quality three-dimensional images of your condition. Our low dose 5×5 cm scan uses 5 uSv, which is less than a series of radiographs taken at your routine annual exam. Follow this link for comparisons.
One of the most important innovations in dental diagnostics has been the advent of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), which has proven effective for many applications in oral healthcare. CBCT is a technology that is considered by some to be the standard of care where 3D imaging is necessary in dentistry. This technological leap allows practitioners to gain immediate access to accurate 3D images of anatomical structures, which often are critical to precise diagnoses, more effective treatment planning and increased case acceptance.
Scans are only taken when necessary, and benefits are immense:
- Detect abscess formation, resorption, and complex anatomy.
- Utilizes 80% less radiation than a traditional x-ray, but yields far more usable information.
- High quality differences among various tissues, such as bone, teeth, nerves, and soft tissue.
- Accurate diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment recommendations. These scans often yield information that helps you avoid unnecessary treatment.