At Brite Dental Spa, 3D imaging is a cone beam computed tomography technology or a CT scan that allows your dentist to see a clear, 3D layout of your entire mouth. It’s common to assess your bone health for dental implants and used as a method for diagnosing temporomandibular joints (TMJ).
As the machine moves around your face, it captures several different angles of your teeth and gums, which helps your dentist diagnose any present issues, no matter how complex.
This equipment offers the highest level of diagnostic accuracy, showing the details of your oral structure. With 3D imaging, the team can know exactly how to treat your condition. Treatments are personalized to give you the best care possible by detecting any oral health problems early on.
When you see a dentist at Brite Dental Spa, a 3D dental X-ray can benefit you in several ways, including:
With 3D imaging, your dentist can treat your oral health issues and even use preventive treatments that a traditional X-ray might not detect. Early detection is key to helping you avoid more serious dental problems in the future.
3D imaging is a simple process that doesn’t involve any pain. You sit in a chair, and your practitioner puts the machine near your mouth. You only need to sit still.
Typically, you are left in the room alone for a moment, so the machine can capture a panoramic view of your mouth with a specialized camera that completes a full 360-degree view.
During the process, the machine moves around you as you relax and don’t move. You won’t feel any discomfort, and the X-ray only takes a very short amount of time until it takes all the images. The images go to a computer for your dentist to review.
You don’t have to worry about your safety when receiving a 3D imaging scan. This technology emits radiation in such small amounts that it can’t even be measured, which makes it much safer than other types of X-rays.
If you’d like to learn more about 3D imaging and what it offers, call Brite Dental Spa for an appointment, or use the online booking tool today.