3D Digital Imaging with Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
At Westshore OMS Specialists, it is important that our patients receive the most advanced care possible. We use cone beam computed tomography, the newest innovation in imaging, to take highly accurate 3D images of the anatomical structure of your teeth, bones, and nerves which allow us to provide the highest level of patient care.
What is cone beam 3D imaging?
3D imaging with cone beam is a CT scan system that generates high-definition x-rays of your oral cavity within seconds. We use this revolutionary technology to gather precise details and accurately diagnose and then create treatments plans that are tailored to your case.
Advantages of Planning with 3D imaging
CBCT provides information not available when using traditional x-rays. Our 3D imaging system allows our doctors to:
- Gain visual access to every angle.
- Eliminate guesswork in measuring and positioning implants.
- Analyze nerve, sinus, and roots positions before surgery.
- Determine best treatment options.
Enhancing Patient Care
3D imaging is a state-of-the-art tool that is not only effective in aiding our doctors to perform their best work, but it significantly improves our patients’ experience as well. Our 3D imaging system is:
- Quick, easy, instant.
- Less expensive.
- More comfortable.
Health and Safety Benefits of 3D Imaging
- The health and safety of our patients is our top priority, and 3D imaging ensures the best possible care possible. 3D imaging:
- Allows patients exposure to very low amounts (up to 10x less) of radiation.
- Provides the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plans.
- Facilitates increased success in procedures.
- Decreases surgical risk factor by diagnosing problems earlier.
Other Uses of 3D Imaging
Prevention is an important part of oral health, and the earlier we discover a problem, the more likely we will be able to prevent more complex issues from occurring in the future. 3D imaging allows for early detection of cysts, tumors, and infections in the jaw. This advanced technology is also used to treat a wide range of oral diseases and disorders, such as TMJ osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, impacted teeth, and periodontal disease.