Oral Implants and Reconstructive Dentistry now offers a remarkable new technology that creates virtually limitless views of the face, neck and teeth, for more complete treatment planning.
It’s called 3D Cone Beam Imaging. It’s fast, simple and completely painless – patients just sit in a chair for a single 10-second scan. And, from that scan, Dr. Heller can quickly see computer-generated views of the bones of the face, the teeth, and other details from any angle, in 3D and in color!
Whether you’re just beginning treatment or evaluating the results, 3D ConeBeam x-ray images give Dr. Heller more of the high quality, detailed visual information they want for diagnosis and planning. More complete information is a vital key to improved patient care. And for you, it can mean more confidence and satisfaction in your treatment.
The 3D ConeBeam Imaging system is basically a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. (Like a digital camera, it uses digital technology to record images instead of old-fashioned film.) It’s called "ConeBeam" because the scanner projects x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam.
You simply sit in a chair while the scanner moves in one complete circle around your head, gathering all the scan data needed. There’s no special preparation necessary.
Dr.Heller can then call up whatever views they need on a computer monitor: 2D, 3D, "panoramic" views of your entire mouth, even sequences like pages in a book. He can view your images from any angle and in different magnifications, to see the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues; to plan or evaluate your treatment. And while 3D ConeBeam Imaging produces the same kind of high-quality images as a CT (CAT) scan, it does so with less radiation.
It's important for Dr.Heller to have accurate and complete information to plan your treatment. 3D ConeBeam Imaging provides that information, with a host of advantages for you and your doctors.
How Is It Different from Ordinary Dental X-rays?
Typical dental x-rays just focus on your teeth, and for each x-ray picture, you need one exposure. So it would take many exposures to even begin to compare to a single 3D ConeBeam scan. But 3D ConeBeam Imaging shows much more than simple "flat" x-rays. This new technology provides more complete visual information to study your case from every angle. Best of all, the original scan data can be duplicated anytime, to provide Dr. Heller with images if needed later. And, there’s no film to get lost.
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