Sometimes a 2-D image is sufficient to diagnose and treat conditions such as wisdom teeth evaluation, bone levels, and the location of erupting teeth. In so many cases, however, a 3-D image provides the vital information Dr. Gill needs to make high-level recommendations based on your oral health and conditions, which is why he has incorporated the latest imaging technology into our Elk Grove dental practice to benefit our patients.
3-D CBCT cone beam technology is an invaluable instrument that captures a 3-D image, viewable at many angles using the latest software. It is particularly beneficial when planning the ideal surgical placement of dental implants, evaluating teeth for extraction, and can even eliminate the need for bone grafting in some instances because a suitable alternative location for the post can be determined.
Many of our patients are curious about the science that goes into their dentistry, but all of them appreciate the safety of the equipment we use. Planmeca, the maker of our 3-D x-ray unit exceeds the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) radiation requirement and boasts up to 80 percent less radiation than previous models.
- Dental implant placement
- Bone evaluation
- Jaw joint evaluation
- Root canal evaluation
- Pathology identification
- Full-mouth rehabilitation
Because of its new design, patients appreciate the roomier and efficient design of the machine. It's quick and not claustrophobic, improving patient comfort.