Digital X-Rays and CBCT 3D
A Cone Beam Computed Tomography machine.
A Cone Beam Computed Tomography machine.

Digital X-Rays

We purchased digital x-ray equipment when it first became available at the beginning of my career.

Technology has come a long way, and today we use comfortable sensors that are thin, flexible, and cordless.

In the early 2000s we used digital sensors that were attached to a cable. They were a little wide and a little uncomfortable to place. It didn’t take long for the technology to improve.

Digital x-rays are quick, comfortable, accurate and ultra-low radiation.

We follow a safe schedule of certain x-rays on certain intervals to give us exactly what we need to diagnose problems early for you.

This schedule is proven safe, healthy and minimizes x-ray exposure over time.

CBCT 3D

What is CBCT 3D Imaging (Cone Beam Computed Tomography)? It’s Latin for fun and mind blowing!

This CBCT instrument of cool technology has become one of your best friends and colleagues over the last decade to ask questions and get answers to that improve safety, precision, and confidence in every area of dentistry.

Questions we need answers to everyday from this 3D imaging machine are:

  • How close is that lower wisdom tooth in 3D to the nerve below it?
  • How far up inside the sinus in 3D is that upper wisdom tooth sitting?
  • Where is the best quality of bone to place the six implants we need for our new foundation?
  • Do many teeth in my mouth appear to have dead nerves that may need a root canal in the future?
  • What is the widest and longest implant I can place right here?
  • How many nerves are inside that molar to root canal, 3 or 4?
  • Do I have any hidden wisdom teeth that never erupted?
  • I was missing a tooth and my mom was missing the same tooth. Can you check to see if my daughter is missing hers?

This has become the standard of care for imaging all vital structures around existing wisdom tooth planning to be removed and finding the best bone when planning to place dental implants. The software allows us to plan the surgeries virtually on software 2 or 3 times before we actually perform it in the mouth.

This has become the standard of care for imaging all vital structures around existing wisdom tooth planning to be removed and finding the best bone when planning to place dental implants. The software allows us to plan the surgeries virtually on software 2 or 3 times before we actually perform it in the mouth.

This has become the standard of care for imaging all vital structures around existing wisdom tooth planning to be removed and finding the best bone when planning to place dental implants.

The software allows us to plan the surgeries virtually on software 2 or 3 times before we actually perform it in the mouth.