Dr. Ho and his staff are very excited to announce they now offer 3D Cone Beam Imagining specifically with the Sirona SL 3D. What this means to our patients is the doctor can see a 3D image of your teeth, gums, throat, and surrounding tissues in real time to help diagnosis and formulate a treatment protocol.
3D Cone Beam Imaging with Sirona SL 3D takes the guess work out of digital imaging and the 3D image is a powerful diagnostic tool. In just 14 seconds your doctor has a high quality and detailed 2D and 3D image using much less radiation than traditional x-rays. Your doctor can switch from 2D to 3D seamlessly with the same software. It can be used for intraoral, panoramic and cephalometric x-rays, 2D and 3D CBCT systems FaceScanner, intraoral cameras and more.
Not only does it give the doctor a powerful instrument, but the 3D image helps patients visualize the treatment recommended by the doctor. The patient can see exactly what the doctor sees and understand their treatment options better. Using digital imaging and software, the 3D images offer your doctor an unprecedented level of clarity and sensitivity. Cone beam 3D images are far superior than traditional x-rays and 2D images. They can be manipulated to enable the doctor to see the image from different angles giving him a powerful diagnostic tool.
Cone beam imaging has its roots in the 1970’s with the development of CAT scans. Unlike CAT scans, which use a fan shaped beam of radiation which rotates around the patient, cone beam uses a cone shaped beam which is directed at a detector rotating around the patient. Patients sit or stand with their head and shoulders inside of a scanner and digital 3D images are taken. These show up in real time on the computer monitor and give your doctor immediate information.
If you have any questions about 3D Cone Beam Imagining specifically with the Sirona SL 3D, call or contact Westlake Hills Dentistry today. Dr. Ho and his staff look forward to hearing from you.