Imagine if you could capture x-rays of your mouth, but instead of only getting a 2D perspective, you captured a full 3D cross-section. The CT Cone Beam Scanner from Planmeca allows the dentists at Carefree Smiles Dentistry to do precisely that. Whether we need to understand the source of your jaw pain more clearly or create a treatment plan for dental implants, the CT Cone Beam Scanner makes diagnosis and planning easier and more predictable.
Cone Beam 3D Imaging is an advanced dental imaging technology that allows for an illimitable view of the teeth and supportive structures within the face. With Cone Beam 3D Imaging, a dentist can capture panoramic views of the maxillofacial area in just 10 seconds. Cone Beam 3D images offer an enhanced view of the face that can be examined and evaluated from multiple viewing angles. A single image can reveal the associative relationship between the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, which can aid in treatment planning and administration.
Did you know…
that Cone Beam 3D images are similar to the images available through CT scans? The difference is that there is far less radiation exposure, it takes less time, and the images can easily be obtained in a dental office. Cone Beam 3D images can also be stored digitally for future reference or for easy transfer between providers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can Cone Beam and 3D Imaging help me?
Unlike x-rays, which are not detailed and only reveal hard tissues, Cone Beam 3D Imaging reveals the entire craniofacial structure and connective tissues. While your dentist is making plans for oral surgery or dental treatment, the images can be dissected and manipulated to ensure accuracy and precision.
What should I expect from Cone Beam and 3D Imaging?
Your Cone Beam 3D Imaging experience should be quick, taking approximately 10 seconds to do a complete scan. The image produced will differ from traditional two-dimensional imaging, in that it will be a three-dimensional view of your entire head and face.
What should I expect after I’ve had a Cone Beam 3D scan?
Cone Beam scans are completely painless. There is no pre-scan consultation required or after care instructions.