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3D Dental Imaging

The dental world is constantly evolving in terms of new technology and ways to make patients’ lives easier. Our dental clinic in Chicago takes pride in staying on top of the latest dental technology, including cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), also known as 3D dental imaging.

These systems rotate around patients and capture data using a cone-shaped x-ray beam. The data points help reconstruct a 3D image of the patient’s teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat. 

Why Do We Use It?

Dental clinics in Chicago continue to use 3D dental imaging systems for a variety of clinical applications, such as dental implant planning, visualizing the progress of abnormal teeth, diagnosing root canal issues, diagnosing dental cavities, or diagnosing dental trauma. It allows our team to get a fuller picture of the anatomical structure of the patient.

Rest assured that we will only use this technology when it is necessary and when it will directly benefit the patient. 

The Benefits

There are many benefits to using 3D dental imaging in a dental practice. It provides us with a fast and non-invasive way to answer many different clinical questions about our patients. While other technologies such as traditional x-rays provide 2D information, these images provide 3D information to our team. This helps us develop the most efficient treatment plan possible so that you can enjoy your smile as soon as possible. 

The image quality from 3D scans are higher quality than other types of scans, providing our team with accurate information to help develop your treatment plan. The scan is painless and highly accurate. One major advantage of the 3D technology is its ability to capture the image of both bone and soft tissue at the same time. No radiation will be left in the patient’s body after the examination takes place. 

Preparing for the Use of 3D Technology

Make sure that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing on the day of your appointment, and you may also be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. Any metal objects such as jewelry, glasses, hair pins or dentures should be removed before the process begins, as these could affect the images themselves. Women should also let our team know if there is a possibility that they are pregnant.

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