High Tech Dentistry Introduces Cone Beam Technology to St. Augustine
Do You Have a Modern Dentist?
Cone beam imaging technology has radically enhanced the way dentists gather information, diagnose, and develop treatment plans. Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography images are converted into 3D views that can be manipulated by software for a wide variety of applications, including: dental implant placement, orthodontics, TMJ therapy, and other diagnostic purposes. More complete information is vital to improved patient care. That’s why Dr. Alexander uses cone beam technology and embraces technological advancements in dentistry to continually develop superior patient care and comfort. You can make an appointment with Alexander Dental today to discover the high tech dentistry difference for yourself.
What is Cone Beam Technology?
Cone beam imaging evolved from the development of CAT scan imaging in medicine. CAT Scans (Computerized Axial Tomography) utilize a fan-shaped beam of radiation that rotates around the patient hundreds of times per second. Unlike CAT scans, cone beam scans actually use a cone-shaped beam that is directed at a detector that rotates around the patient.
How Does Cone Beam Technology Work?
The 3D cone beam imaging system is actually just a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. With cone beam-produced images, hundreds of pieces of information are gathered and reassembled by digital software into 3D visualizations. Data can then be imported for comprehensive diagnostic analysis and treatment planning, as well as for the production of bio-models. These 3-D images allow for enhanced interaction and manipulation.
How is Cone Beam Technology Used?
Cone Beam imaging technology has been used in the U.S. since the early 2000s and is increasingly used by dental practices for clinical applications including: dental implant planning, visualization of abnormal teeth, evaluation of the jaws and face, cleft palate assessment, analysis of cavities and decay, root canal therapy, and the diagnosis of dental injuries.
St. Augustine Cone Beam Technology Appointments
Cone beam scanning is completely safe, fast, simple, and painless. All you have to do is relax in a chair for a single ten second scan. From that scan, Dr. Alexander can immediately see computer-generated views of the bones in your face and teeth, through highly detailed angles, in both color and 3D. The difference between interpreting 2-D information and diagnosing from 3-D imaging can greatly affect treatment outcomes. For the high tech dental care your family deserves, make your next appointment with Dr. Alexander and his experienced St. Augustine team today. Alexander Dental proudly restores smiles daily throughout Saint Augustine, FL, Jacksonville, Saint John’s County, and the surrounding communities.