Intraoral photos help us to see what’s going on in those hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Using a digital camera, we can get an up-close look at those areas. These images can be seen instantly, so Dr. Ferguson, can make treatment recommendations based on the information from the intraoral photos. In addition, we can show you the state of your oral health with these images. The intraoral photos are digital files and can be shared with other dentists and doctors.
3D Cone Beam CT Scan
CT images provide the most comprehensive and accurate information required to determine bone quantity and quality. The dental scan will provide the exact location of anatomical structures, the contours of the jaw bone, and the best sites for your dental implants. With dental CT scanning implant procedures can be planned in detail before any surgery takes place. This means virtually no surprises when a doctor performs surgery.
Panoramic x-rays show a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area and temporomandibular (jaw) joints. It covers a wider area than a conventional intraoral x-ray and, as a result, provides valuable information these vital structures. This examination is also used to plan treatment for full and partial dentures, braces, extractions and implants.
X-rays play an invaluable role in the diagnosis of dental problems, as well as provide a clear picture for a dentist to accurately diagnose and provide the necessary treatment.
We place a small sensor in your mouth and then an x-ray beam is sent through your teeth and into the sensor, which records the image of your teeth and sends it to the computer. The sensor can then be repositioned to image other sections of your teeth.
The digital dental x-ray system is more sensitive than dental x-ray film systems, so your exposure to x-rays is cut by as much as 90%. The large and color-enhanced images let you see what your dentist sees, so it’s easier for you to understand how your dentist will treat your teeth. Your dental checkups take less time, and it’s fun to watch this system work! Most patients are amazed.
Being able to look inside your body is one of the great medical advances that has helped doctors successfully treat patients. Today's advanced imaging includes the ability to view internal structures in 2D (x-rays) and 3D (CT Scanning). If you are a patient or referring doctor who needs a 3D CT Scan, contact us today.
3D CT Scanning Referrals
If you are a dental professional in need of 3D Imaging for your patients, contact us to set up an appointment.