At our office, we are committed to utilizing advanced dental technology to always provide you with the highest level of dental care. We are proud to utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology at our practice.
Combining highly precise, cone beam 3D technology with flexible planning and treatment tools, our i-CAT is a type of X-ray machine that we use when regular X-rays will not suffice. Cone beam imaging provides our doctor and team with a three-dimensional image reconstruction of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose and throat. We may use 3D imaging to:
3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. One of the advantages of 3D technology is that it provides our doctor and team with a view of your mouth and supporting structures that is more comprehensive than that provided by digital X-rays. With the i-CAT, patients will remain seated for easy positioning.
Our office uses iTero® digital scanning to view three-dimensional images of the inside of your mouth. iTero digital imaging is a state-of-the-art technology that captures high-quality images of your teeth and supporting structures, making it easy for our doctor and team to diagnose problems and provide effective treatments. The iTero scanner captures up to 20 images per second in full color, allowing us to easily distinguish between healthy and diseased tissue, build accurate digital models of your mouth, and create appliances and restorations that fit and function better. iTero technology can even simulate your treatment outcome to show you what your end result should look like!
When our doctor or hygiene team scan your mouth, a small wand will be used to quickly and comfortably scan the inside of your mouth. As the wand passes over your teeth, the images captured will be processed simultaneously to provide an immediate, complete and highly accurate image of your mouth. The pictures are even saved automatically every few seconds, so there is no need for you to sit through a second scan.