CBCT 3D X-Rays
Today we installed a state-of-the-art, CBCT 3D X-Ray machine. This X-Ray system produces high-definition 3D images for the ultimate in treatment efficiency. It captures each patient's unique anatomy and treatment progress. Three-dimensional images give a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care that is not possible with 2D technologies. This helps us achieve amazing results with 3D treatment planning! For instance, with Orthodontics, it informs me where and how the teeth can be moved effectively and safely to realign the bite and position of the teeth. With Dental Implants, it allows the creation of surgical guides that enable me to position dental implants in the most ideal jawbone location for that individual. With TMJ issues, it provides me a unique insight into the pathology (disease) of the jaw joints and their associated structures during functional jaw movements. With Sleep Apnea, the CBCT shows images of the breathing airways, nose, mouth and windpipe, which is useful in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. With Root Canal Therapy, it allows me to look into the root canals of the teeth 3-dimensionally, which reveals their exact shape and branches, and allows me to precisely determine where infection in located. Here are a few images produced by the Cone Beam X-Ray. We look forward to treating you and your family with the latest technologies that our office has to offer.