While digital oral x-rays are able to collect two-dimensional pictures of your mouth and teeth, 3D oral imaging provides a full 360-degree panoramic view using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). 3D oral imaging can help Dr. Lauren Shanard at Contemporary Dental Arts to diagnose and treat possible damage in your skull, teeth, mouth, and jaw; however, the state-of-the-art technology is highly useful in the performance of oral surgery procedures and techniques, such as the placement of dental implants. In addition, the 3D images taken could also be used to offer extra precision when placing dental crowns, onlays, inlays, etc. 3D oral imaging with CBCT is a highly advanced technology that allows us to treat Williston, VT area patients with outstanding, specialized dental care.
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3D imaging may be used to identify a large variety of dental problems, as well as to help create a detailed treatment plan for cosmetic dentistry procedures. It can also be utilized throughout orthodontic treatments to ascertain whether teeth are indeed aligning and shifting properly. 3D imaging with CBCT improves the ability to plan treatments by providing patients the very best possible options for monitoring and repairing issues.
What to Expect
Much like x-rays, 3D imaging is typically a part of your routine dental examination. The actual process is similar to having x-rays taken, but when using 3D imaging, the imaging system will automatically move 360-degrees around your head. The entire process takes approximately 20 – 40 seconds for a complete mouth view. The pictures are then uploaded for Dr. Shanard to examine and see whether you're experiencing any dental issues that may require therapy. As the imaging procedure can expose individuals to radiation, women that are nursing or pregnant should inform Dr. Shanard beforehand.
There is not a need for an official follow-up after undergoing oral imaging, but it's strongly suggested and highly recommended that patients attend biannual teeth cleanings and annual dental examinations to maintain optimum oral health. A meticulous dental wellness regimen is also imperative, such as cleaning your teeth twice a day and flossing every day to help keep your teeth healthy and strong.
When used as a part of a yearly or biannual oral cleaning or exam, 3D imaging is typically covered by many insurance companies. Our skilled team will get in touch with your insurance company and let you know whether there are any out-of-pocket expenses. We accept most major dental insurances and offer many financing options to make it easier to afford your treatment.
3D Oral Imaging
This technique for oral imaging is also an efficient way to successfully discover and treat problems that can occur in the teeth, mouth, and jaw. Oral imaging is quite often used while performing surgical and nonsurgical dental therapies to help simplify the treatment, thus reducing the risk of complications. If you'd like to incorporate 3D imaging into your routine dental examination, contact our office to book an appointment right away.