3D movies, 3D printers, 3D images – 3D always somehow takes the mundane and suddenly transforms it into something cooler. You’re probably familiar with some of these things, but what about 3D for your teeth? While it may only sound like the latest trend, 3D imaging for your teeth actually comes with a lot more benefits other than its ‘coolness factor’. At the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, their team of talented surgeons utilize 3D imaging and the latest state-of-the-art technology to introduce a new level of care and precision to their patients. In this article we’ll go over what exactly 3D imaging is, why it’s being utilized by the team at the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and what benefits it provides that traditional methods don’t.
3D Imaging: What is it?
3D imaging is not a new technique, however, the increasing accessibility and popularity of it is relatively new. 3D imaging has recently been introduced to a wide variety of different industries. For industries and applications that require high levels of accuracy – like dentistry and oral surgery – 3D imaging provides a dramatically faster way to capture and digitize an object that would otherwise be difficult to measure.
Basically, a 3D image is produced using a laser or 3D scanner. An object or body part like your teeth and/ or jaw is scanned by a trained technician producing thousands of digital images. Then, using a software program, these images are able to be transformed into a 3D model that exactly replicates whatever was scanned. As 3D imaging becomes more useful, more industries are realizing its potential and taking advantage of this advancing technology.
The CS 9300 System
No, it’s not a robot, it’s the state-of-the-art 3D imaging technology used by the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. This powerful system is used by the team to more accurately diagnose and identify any current or potential problems within your mouth and jaw. Not only does this system produce crystal clear digital images allowing for even the finest of details to be seen, but it does it in significantly less time than traditional methods.
One of the reasons this particular system was chosen by the team at the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery was because of the combination of features it comes equipped with. Their team knew this would be the right choice for their patients because of its speed, reliability and accuracy. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, the CS 9300 System uses cone beam CT technology. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to know what cone beam technology is to understand the benefits it provides. This technology aides in providing clear images and has a variety of modes that reduce the amount of radiation a patient has to be exposed to. This means that only your area of concern is scanned – letting you get in and out of the office faster.
The CS 9300 System can be used for a variety of clinical and oral applications. The precise imaging it creates can be applied to diagnosing pain, planning for implants, understanding surgical requirements and gaining a much greater understanding of your unique makeup and situation.
Now that you know what 3D imaging is and why it’s being utilized by the team at the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, it’s time to understand what exactly all of this should mean to you. The CS 9300 and its 3D imaging capabilities don’t just provide benefits to the team at the Center, but to you as a patient as well! Below we’ll go over some of the different benefits that 3D imaging provides to patients that other, more traditional methods, don’t.
Piece of mind
When you’re getting any kind of dental work performed you want piece of mind that it’s being done according to your specific needs. Whether you’re getting dental implants, diagnosing jaw pain or preparing for a wisdom teeth removal, it’s important that your dentist has a full and accurate picture of what you’re dealing with. With the 3D imaging provided by the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, patients can rest assured that clear, detailed and most importantly, precise, images are taken of their area of concern. This helps ensure that your surgeon knows exactly what their working with before a procedure is planned or performed. With something as serious as oral surgery, it’s vital to have piece of mind that your surgeon has a highly accurate picture of your current situation so they can make the right suggestions for your needs.
Less trips to the office
With the CS 9300 3D imaging system, your dentist can select whichever field of view is most appropriate for your concerns. This means that imaging can be conducted in less time, exposing you to less radiation. Not only can the imaging process be done faster than with a traditional spiral CT scanner, but the precision and detail it provides means a wider range of diagnoses and treatments can be performed right in the office. This reduces the amount and length of trips to the office that you need to make to get your needs met.
The team at the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery know and understand that each patient is unique. The 3D imaging they are able to provide allows them to make highly customized solutions to each of their patients. Using the 3D images they take of your teeth, they’re able to confidently diagnose and develop the right solution for you. The images are also a useful tool to allow you, the patient, to visually see what your dentist is referring to and empower you to ask all of the questions you need to help you fully understand your diagnosis and treatment. With the images, your dentist is able to see all of the particulars associated with your case and develop a solution for you with the highest level of confidence.
The team at the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery strive to provide the highest level of care to their patients and part of that means keeping up with the latest technologies. They are excited to provide 3D imaging to their patients and share with them the benefits it offers. If you are in need of a dental procedure, the detail and accuracy provided by 3D imaging and the team at the Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery will ensure you get the right diagnosis and treatment.
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