Before undergoing any surgical procedure, it is crucial that your doctor has the most accurate images possible to help plan your treatment. Accurate imaging can reveal potential issues ahead of time, which prevents unexpected complications during your procedure.
At Greater Michigan Oral Surgeons & Dental Implant Center, we offer advanced Cone Beam CT scanning technology (CBCT), which creates high-quality, 3D images of your mouth and other facial structures. Our Cone Beam CT scanner can be used to diagnose and plan treatments for a variety of different conditions, including the placement of dental implants, jaw realignment, wisdom teeth removal, and treatment of oral pathologies.
Benefits of 3D Imaging
It’s true that 3D imaging technology has changed the way dental problems are diagnosed and treated. These scans provide information that traditional X-rays cannot while also exposing you to far less radiation. A 3D image allows our oral surgeons to make extremely accurate treatment plans, narrowing the possibility of unexpected findings during surgery. Advanced technology such as 3D imaging also allows oral surgeons to plan the most efficient surgical treatment possible resulting in shorter operating and recovery times.
3D Scanning Procedure
You will likely receive the scan during your consultation appointment, and the images will be ready immediately for the surgeon to review. The Cone Beam CT scanner provides imaging at a variety of different angles to provide a complete view of your face and jaws. Next, the images are compiled into a single 3D image that can be manipulated by your oral surgeon to plan your treatment.
In short, 3D images lead to better pre-surgical planning and more efficient treatment.