2D and 3D Digital Radiography
Cone Beam 3D Digtial Scanner
The Prexion 3D cone beam is a new 3D technology that we have been using in our office since March 2011. We are early adaptors of 3D technology and are very proud and pleased to provide this new innovative service for our patients’ routine dental care. With a 19-second, low dose scan we are able to capture an extremely accurate 3D image that enables us to see anywhere from missing/impacted teeth to bone quality and gum disease.
In recent years the dental field has experienced a profound advancement in technology that our office strives to achieve in order to provide excellent patient care. One advantage of The Prexion 3D scan is that the dosage is up to 10 times less than what is used in hospital settings. The scan operates by having a C- arm rotate 360 degrees around your head; while the arm rotates it is capturing multiple images of your head with different angles. These images are then reconstructed to create a 3D image of your internal anatomy.
Viewing a patient’s anatomy in 3D gives Dr. Bell the ability to diagnose proper treatment that is not possible using a standard two- dimensional digital image. Using the 3D image, Dr. Bell is able to place implants and seat crowns with more ease and accuracy as well as using the image to properly diagnose and identify bone and gum disease.
Benefits to our patients include:
- Non invasive
- Low radiation
- Identify jaw tumors and infections
- TMJ analysis
- Implant planning and placing
- Orthodontic planning
- Periodontal diseases
- Endodontic Therapy
Conventional 2D Digital Radiography
Our office has been using Digital Radiology since 1997, just like digital photography the images are instant, easily stored and easily retrieved. They can also be enhanced for better diagnosis and emailed to specialists or wherever needed. With being digital there is no developing, no chemicals or the worry of disposing of toxic chemicals. With being digital it also means less radiation than conventional x-rays which makes our office never imagine going back to conventional film for our patients.