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Cone Beam CT Technology in Grand Rapids, MI

The Latest in Digital Technology – Cone Beam 3D X-Rays

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When it comes to dental health and orthodontics, getting a proper look at the inside of a patient’s mouth is of utmost importance. Without a detailed view of the teeth, it might be difficult to get a patient started on a course of Invisalign treatment or figure out which type of dental implant is best for them. Cone Beam CT technology is among the most recent dental technology available and allows dentists and orthodontists to get a detailed, 3D view of patients’ teeth, nerves, muscles, and other oral features. Cone Beam 3D X-Ray technology is among the state-of-the-art tools that we use at Always A Smile Dental to ensure that we provide our patients with the best care possible.

 

When Do We Use Cone Beam 3D X-Rays?

Because of the fine detail that 3D X-rays allow dental professionals to see, they are used in many aspects of dentistry and orthodontics that rely on precision. Cone Beam CT 3D X-rays are used in cases of oral surgery, dental implants, orthodontic treatments like Invisalign, root canals, jaw surgery, and more. Whenever you undergo one of these procedures at Always A Smile Dental, you can rest assured that we are backed by modern cone beam technology.

How Cone Beam 3D X-Ray Technology Works

Cone beam devices use an x-ray source to capture a large number of images – up to 600 a minute – from a variety of angles. These images are then combined into one 3D scan that shows a detailed view of the inside of the mouth. Dental professionals can manipulate this image to see the mouth from different angles.

How Is Cone Beam Technology Different?

One major difference between cone beam technology and regular 2D dental imaging is the detail of the final image available to dental professionals. Unlike 2D imaging, cone beam 3D X-rays provide a complete image of the patient’s oral cavity. 3D X-rays also emit less radiation than traditional imaging devices. 3D X-rays can also differentiate between different types of oral tissue, such as bone, nerves, and teeth.

The Advantages of Cone Beam 3D X-Rays

3D X-rays are far superior to traditional 2D imaging devices, and more and more dental practices are opting to use this technology to make care more comfortable for their patients and easier for themselves. Cone beam 3D imaging allows dental professionals to easily identify oral and dental issues at an early stage, allowing them to take corrective action before issues are exacerbated or reach a point beyond repair. The detail with which cone beam technology displays the oral cavity allows for greater accuracy in diagnosing and treating dental and oral conditions that require precise treatment.

Modern Dental Care at Always A Smile Dental

At Always A Smile Dental in Grand Rapids, MI, we are dedicated to caring for our patients with state-of-the-art, modern technology. Cone beam 3D X-ray technology is one way in which we accomplish this. If you have a dental issue, 3D imaging with Dr. Olszewski might be the best way to move forward. Schedule an appointment today.

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