Cone Beam Scanner
Cone Beam technology has been developed as a more compact, faster and safer version of the regular CT technology. It provides a 3D digital tomographic view of the patient’s area of interest using significantly less radiation compared to a traditional medical CT technology. A regular dental X-ray is only a two-dimensional image, but with Cone Beam imaging we are able to get a full 360 degree view of the tooth, implant and all surrounding areas. Providing nearly limitless views of the teeth, this new technology is fast, simple and painless, providing numerous benefits as a diagnostic and treatment-planning tool in an effort to avoid treatment complications. This technology was unavailable until only a few years ago.
TRIOS® Digital Intraoral Cameras
Impressions have traditionally involved making a mold of your teeth using trays filled with a soft, messy, and often bad-tasting material that would harden around the patients’ teeth and gums, creating a precise model that is then used by the doctors and the lab to plan treatment and create final restorations.
The digital scanner provides a new, comfortable, and precise way for our office to take digital impressions of patients’ teeth. Taking accurate impressions of a patient’s teeth is a highly important part of a large number of dental and orthodontic procedures.
In addition to being much more comfortable for the patient, using the scanner allows us to be more efficient and accurate, which can result in a reduced number of visits to the office, saving the patient time.