With digital x-ray technology, a digital radiographic image is produced instantly on a computer. This technology uses less radiation due to x-ray sensitive plates that capture the data. The clarity of the image is amazing, allowing us to detect and treat small/incipient lesions without drilling into the tooth!
Our 3D/2D Imaging System allows us to take a variety of images including:
A CBCT scan, also known as Cone Beam Computerized Tomography, is an x-ray technique that produces 3D images of your skull, teeth, and surrounding bone, allowing for visualization of internal bony structures in cross section rather than as overlapping images typically produced by conventional x-ray exams. CBCT scans are primarily used to visualize bony structures, such as teeth and bones of the jaw, not soft tissue such as your tongue or gums. They provide a more complete understanding of complex three-dimensional anatomy, which is often necessary for accurate planning for dental implants, surgical extractions, maxillofacial surgery, and advanced dental restorative procedures.
Diagnosis of non-dental conditions: While parts of your anatomy beyond your mouth and jaw may be evident from the scan, your dentist may not have the qualifications to diagnose conditions that may be present in those areas. If any abnormalities, asymmetries, or common pathologic conditions are noted upon the CBCT scan, it may become necessary to send the scan to an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist for further diagnosis. If this occurs, we will discuss this option with you as well as the fee for the additional diagnosis and referral.
You have the right to obtain a copy of your CBCT Scan. In some cases we may recommend that you consider a more detailed reading and/or interpretation of your scan by a board certified radiologist. We will charge a nominal fee for the copy, and additional costs for the reading/interpretation are the patient's responsibility.
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