WHY 3D DENTAL IMAGES ARE BETTER THAN STANDARD X-RAYS


Benefits of 3D-Imaging in The Dentist’s Office

In the past, dentists relied on standard x-rays and two-dimensional images to diagnose a wide variety of dental and oral ailments. Unfortunately, most images that were captured only told part of the story, which made it difficult to fully diagnose or comprehend the issues displayed on the limited-scope images.

Fortunately, modern dentists have access to 3D imaging, which poses a multitude of benefits. Not only do these images convey a clearer picture to patients and their families, they allow professionals see potential issues in more depth and detail.

Dr. Hauser has the safest digital imaging technology on the market, with the most minute amount of radiation. This means x-rays don’t need to cause you and your family worry anymore. Combined with the latest Panoramic digital imaging system and CEREC dental technology, Lakefront Family Dentistry has all the latest, in-house lab equipment so patients get new teeth while they wait!

Dr. Hauser uses 3D scans to diagnose a wide variety of dental problems. Additionally, the scans are used in conjunction with computer aided design (CAD) programs and CEREC to craft precise dental restorations.

To find out how you can benefit from 3D images, make an appointment by calling our office at (951) 244-9495 or going online today.

after crowns are seated on both teeth and are abscess and pain free for life
after crowns are seated on both teeth and are abscess and pain free for life

3D Dental X-Rays

There are numerous benefits associated with 3D imaging. As mentioned, these pictures provide dentist with a much more detailed image, which can be more effective at diagnosing certain ailments. Clearer images also allow for more precision in treatment planning. Following are some additional benefits:

• 3D images provide a complete view of facial, jaw and tooth anatomy from all angles and perspectives.

• These images are more reliable and consistent than other types of images.

• 3D data can be manipulated in a number of ways to better identify potential problems. In fact, dentists can examine minute slices of visual data much like a CT scan.

• Dentists have the option of viewing data as conventional radiographs or at a greater intensity. They can also look at soft-tissue projections and visually follow a root canal in any direction.

• Additionally, dental teams can perform 3D scans quicker and with less equipment. There are no films, dark rooms or chemicals used in obtaining these images.

• Oral surgery and extractions are better performed following 3D images than standard x-rays. In the latter, it was difficult to see the precise location of nerves and root structures.

All in all, the images captured with a 3D imaging device are superior to those captured in any other way. This is why they are so popular and desirable in modern dental offices. What’s more, they are essential in offices that perform CEREC cosmetic dentistry services.

Major Differences between 2D and 3D Images

There are major differences between 2D and 3D images. In the former, many images were superimposed on top of one another, resulting in poor image quality, which led to some diagnosis difficulties. Additionally, some data was elongated or shortened in the older scans, which made the data unreliable.

If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry or are seeking any type of dental treatment, you will benefit greatly from the 3D dental images used by Lakefront Family Dentistry. Call the office today at (951) 244-9495 or go online to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Hauser.


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