3D Cone Beam CT Xray
Better imaging equals better health and better results. That's why Greystone Smile Design recently installed the new VaTech Panoramic X-ray with 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imaging technology. This device will aid in diagnosis and planning for implant placement, airway evaluations for snoring and minor sleep apnea, and assessing pathology. The bottom line is that this cutting-edge equipment makes us better so that we can deliver the highest level of care to our patients.
The panoramic X-ray is a two-dimensional image that gives a broad overview of the entire mouth. This X-ray supplies information about the teeth, upper and lower jawbone, sinuses, and other hard and soft tissues of the head and neck. It is great for evaluating wisdom teeth and pathology.
One advantage of the panoramic X-ray is its ease of use. Unlike other X-rays where the film is placed inside the patient's mouth, the panoramic film is contained in a machine that moves around the patient's head.
Comprehensive Information with a Three-Dimensional Image
The Cone Beam CT is a three-dimensional image that has become increasingly important in treatment planning and diagnosis in implant dentistry, along with endodontics (root canals) and orthodontics. During a CBCT scan, the scanner rotates around the patient's head, obtaining up to nearly 600 distinct images. It is great for placing implants because bone width and height can be viewed in three-dimensions. Implants can be placed virtually in the software with the exact angle and length, and this information can be translated to surgical guides that allow for minimally invasive implant surgery.
We have invested in this technology to better serve our patients, and provide the peace of mind that our diagnosis and treatment plans are based on the most comprehensive information found in dental x-rays today.
Trenton H. Buchanan, D.M.D.
140 Village Street
Birmingham, AL 35242
Experience exceptional dental care with amazing results at Greystone Smile Design, Birmingham, Alabama family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Trent Buchanan.
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