Accuracy is essential in dentistry. By way of modern dental conveniences and advancements, we at Advanced Dentistry can ensure your appointments are as in-depth as possible. One way we do so is by incorporating high-tech devices and machinery into our exams. The benefit to our patients is evident, as the exams are more thorough than ever. A solution we’ve grown to count on is the Cone Beam Scanner.
What Is The Cone Beam Scanner And What Can It Do?
The Cone Beam Scanner is a 3D scanner with revolutionary qualities. It can take clear and precise images of the teeth and other oral structures in mere minutes. You simply sit still and the machine gets to the areas in question from all angles. The process is completely pain-free.
Will You Require The Use Of The Cone Beam Scanner During My Exam?
It all depends on what your visit is for and if we feel that an advanced view would benefit your diagnosis and treatment. We don’t use the Cone Beam Scanner during every appointment. For instance, a basic tooth cleaning wouldn’t require this level of sophistication, whereas a more serious issue would benefit from a deeper and more intricate look into your mouth.
Why Might You Use the Cone Beam Scanner?
Perhaps you are in need of surgery or we need to get a closer look at a structure we’re unsure about by way of viewing with the naked eye alone. An all-encompassing 3D view gives us more detailed information to work with, providing a guideline for what comes next.
Some cases where the Cone Beam Scanner would benefit include:
- Root canal – we can see beneath the surface at the nerves and other structures to determine if this procedure would be of benefit to you.
- Dental implants – we can see beneath the gum line and into the jaw so the placement of the implant is precise.
- Tooth extractions – we will see what lies beneath the gums for a more comfortable and smooth removal process.
- TMJ – we can see if there has been any damage due to the repercussions of jaw clenching or grinding of the teeth.
- Breaks and fractures - we can pinpoint any damage, allowing us to get to the repair process before it worsens.
- Unexplained pain - when we can’t quite figure out what’s bothering you, a 3D image may help us get to the root of the issue.