3D X-Ray Imaging
Typical dental x-rays only focus on your teeth, and each x-ray picture only gives you one exposure. 3D Imaging shows a lot more than simple “flat” x-rays. This technology provides more complete visual information to study your case from every angle. Best of all, the original scan can be duplicated any time, to provide different specialists with images if needed later. And, there’s no film to get lost.
How it works
The 3D Imaging system is simply, a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. You sit in a chair while the scanner moves in one complete circle around your head, gathering all the scan data needed. There’s no special preparation necessary.
Your specialists can then has the option to see the images from different views on a computer monitor: 2D, 3D, “panoramic” views of your entire mouth, even in a sequence. They can view your images from any angle and in different magnifications, to examine the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues; to plan or evaluate your treatment.
And while 3D Imaging produces the same kind of high-quality images as a CT scan, it does so with less radiation.