CT scans and cone beam imaging systems generate 3D, high definition x-rays within seconds. The panoramic images are remarkably clear, which helps with diagnosing and treating dental ailments.
These scans allow us to quickly assess your dental needs and get you back out enjoying your life in less time than you might expect from traditional imaging equipment. The health and safety of our patients is our highest priority, which is why we at Solid City Smiles utilize this advanced dental technology in our office. Unlike traditional x-ray systems, the cone beam system produces a very low dose of radiation, thus reducing unnecessary exposure.
Some additional benefits of cone beam imaging include:
It is important to know that our doctors at Solid City Smiles are keeping up with the constant and rapid advancements in advanced dental technology. Digital x-rays are just one more advantage you will have at your disposal when you visit our office. Instead of using a conventional film, we use a special computer sensor which puts the x-ray picture directly into the computer and allows us to reduce the amount of harmful radiation by nearly 90%. Since the pictures are in the computer, we can enhance the images to better diagnose conditions–often before they become problems. This proves to be much more convenient for you because the x-rays can then be displayed on the computer right in front of you!
At Solid City Smiles, we utilize digital x-ray advanced dental technology in our office to improve accuracy in diagnosing dental conditions as well as for improved efficiency in treatment planning. Additional benefits include:
An intraoral camera allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your teeth and gums. These images allow us to make a more accurate diagnosis and develop a better treatment plan for each patient. A faster, more accurate diagnosis means less chair time for you! It also allows you to see everything we see and know everything we know!
Many patients struggle to understand why they need complicated dental procedures, especially when they aren’t experiencing any pain or seeing visual evidence that the procedure is needed. Intraoral cameras allow patients to see the state of their mouths in real-time rather than being shown difficult-to-understand x-rays or listening to the explanation of the dentist. Instead, patients can see the doctor’s diagnosis with their own eyes.