3D X-rays provide San Diego, CA cosmetic dentists, Dr. Langenbach and Dr. Thomas, with a more complete picture of a patient’s oral health. With this highly accurate diagnostic tool, the dentists can customize treatment more efficiently for a brighter, healthier future. Instead of the traditional, flat X-rays, the machine captures all aspects of the patient’s mouth, in addition to the head, face, and neck. Best of all, a patient simply sits as the machine goes around the patient in a complete circle. The images appear instantaneously on a screen for Dr. Langenbach and Dr. Thomas to view for improved efficiency.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
The 3D X-ray allows a patient to sit while the machine moves around the patient’s head in a complete circle. The imaging machine is essentially an X-ray scanner that is mounted onto a rotating arm. The process takes less than a minute and requires no special action or preparation on the part of the patient. The 3D X-ray will provide instant and accurate images of the patient’s mouth, head, neck, and face. Compared to traditional X-rays, there’s rarely a need for the X-ray to be re-done due to inaccuracy or poor visibility. There’s also no film involved with 3D X-rays.
From the 3D X-rays, both the dentist and the patient can view the images to get a better assessment of what’s going on with the patient’s teeth. The X-rays can be used to determine the presence of tumors, abscesses, gum problems, and more. It is often used before dental implant surgery, Invisalign®, and other procedures.
Costs of 3D X-rays vary from patient to patient, so it’s important to discuss accurate pricing during a one-on-one interview. If you have dental insurance, it’s always a good idea to see if any of the costs would be covered.
THE WHOLE PICTURE!
Why rely on flat, old-fashioned X-rays to assess your mouth when 3D X-rays provide a full picture of the mouth, face, head, and neck? Not only that, all you have to do is simply sit as your picture is taken from every possible angle. Learn more at our office during a consultation. Call us today.