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3D ConeBeam Imaging#D Conebeam Imaging

 

DMG Dental Design now offers a remarkable new technology that creates virtually limitless views of the face, neck and teeth, for more complete treatment planning.

It’s called 3D ConeBeam Imaging. It’s fast, simple and completely painless – patients just sit in a chair for a single 10-second scan. And, from that scan, the specialist can quickly see computer-generated views of the bones of the face, the teeth, and other details from any angle, in 3D and in color!

It's important for us to have accurate and complete information to plan your treatment. 3D ConeBeam Imaging provides that information, with a host of advantages for both DMG Dental Design and our patients.

The advantages of 3D ConeBeam Images:

No pre-scan preparation required
Quick, simple, completely painless
A virtually infinite number of views from just one 10-second scan
Lower radiation dose than conventional CT scans
Gives you the confidence that your doctor has advanced, precise information to plan and monitor your treatment

How Does It Work?

The 3D ConeBeam Imaging system is basically a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. (Like a digital camera, it uses digital technology to record images instead of old-fashioned film.) It’s called "ConeBeam" because the scanner projects x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam.

You simply sit in a chair while the scanner moves in one complete circle around your head, gathering all the scan data needed. There’s no special preparation necessary.

Your specialists can then call up whatever views they need on a computer monitor: 2D, 3D, "panoramic" views of your entire mouth, even sequences like pages in a book. They can view your images from any angle and in different magnifications, to see the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues; to plan or evaluate your treatment. And while 3D ConeBeam Imaging produces the same kind of high-quality images as a CT (CAT) scan, it does so with less radiation.

How Is It Different from Ordinary Dental X-rays?

Typical dental x-rays just focus on your teeth, and for each x-ray picture, you need one exposure. So it would take many exposures to even begin to compare to a single 3D ConeBeam scan. But 3D ConeBeam Imaging shows much more than simple "flat" x-rays. This new technology provides more complete visual information to study your case from every angle. Best of all, the original scan data can be duplicated anytime, to provide different specialists with images if needed later. And, there’s no film to get lost.

Why Do I Need It?

Whether you’re just beginning treatment or evaluating the results, 3D ConeBeam x-ray images give us more of the high quality, detailed visual information they want for diagnosis and planning. More complete information is a vital key to improved patient care. And for you, it can mean more confidence and satisfaction in your treatment.

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