How Can 3D Dental Imaging Enhance My Dental Care?

How Can 3D Dental Imaging Enhance My Dental Care?

3D dental imaging has taken dental care to new levels, creating highly detailed images of your oral structures and bones that support your teeth. The groundbreaking technology provides a valuable tool for unparalleled diagnostic precision and targeted treatment planning. We invite you to visit Heather Ridge Laser Dentistry to experience the difference!

What Is 3D Imaging and How Does It Work?

Traditional x-rays provide us with 2D images of your teeth and underlying structures. 3D imaging, also known as cone beam computed tomography or CBCT scans, captures images in three dimensions and from multiple angles, providing realistic, real-time renderings of your teeth and surrounding structures. 

During the 3D imaging process, you’ll hold your head still while the groundbreaking device rotates around your head, capturing hundreds of images with its innovative, cone-shaped beam. These images or views are then combined to form a complete 3D virtual model of your mouth. Dr. Nallasamy can manipulate these images and even rotate them, if needed, to get the best possible view of your oral structure and the inner mechanisms of your face and jaws. 

What Are the Benefits of 3D Imaging?

3D imaging provides 360-degree views of the mouth. It captures high-resolution 2D and 3D images of the teeth, soft tissues, sinuses, jawbone structure, blood vessels, nerve pathways, and more. That helps us streamline the decision-making and treatment-planning processes for enhanced patient care. 3D imaging reduces the need for invasive procedures, shortens treatment times, and improves treatment outcomes. 

With 3D imaging scans, radiation exposure is significantly lower than traditional x-rays. You’ll be able to visualize your oral structures in real-time, allowing you to make informed decisions about your dental care. 

What Are the Uses of 3D Imaging?

3D imaging provides highly detailed and precise images that help us map out treatment plans for our valued patients. Here’s a look at some of the applications of 3D imaging within our practice:

  • Assessing jawbone health and quality to determine dental implant eligibility
  • Identifying bone loss to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • Planning dental treatments, including implant placement
  • Evaluating impacted teeth
  • Facilitating complex root canal treatments
  • Diagnosing causes of pain
  • Identifying dental diseases in their earliest stages
  • Educating patients about their dental concerns and treatment options

 Imaging Near Me in Gurnee, IL

Contact Heather Ridge Laser Dentistry to learn more about our advanced dental technology, including 3D imaging. Dr. Nallasamy and her team are committed to providing our valued patients with the best possible dental experience at our state-of-the-art facility. We invite you to call our office at 847-356-2336 to schedule your appointment or request one online today.