3D Imaging Overview
Advancements in dentistry have brought exciting changes to how we provide treatment for our patients. 3D cone beam imaging displays oral features in fine detail, allowing our dentists to more accurately diagnose and plan for the best possible treatment outcomes. This type of advanced technology supports our whole-mouth approach to restoring the smiles of our patients, delivering less radiation while maximizing our ability to assess your oral health needs. While we still utilize x-rays, 3D oral scans provide a more in-depth look that is very advantageous in a number of treatment scenarios and help you make informed decisions about your oral health.
3D cone beam oral scans produce a 360-degree view of your teeth, jawbone, teeth, face, ears, sinus cavities, and other structures in the head and neck areas. General dentists Dr. Joe Prasifka and Dr. Trey Nguyen can then utilize this detailed information to identify treatment needs early on and precisely plan for treatments, like dental implant placement, surgical tooth extractions, full-mouth reconstruction, and other types of care. By seeing oral structures in such a detailed way, we can often diagnose problems early and minimize overall treatment needs, costs, and time spent in the dental chair. To learn more about how your family can benefit from 3D oral imaging, schedule a visit at Made Ya Smile Dental in Sugar Land, TX today.
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Best Candidates for 3D Imaging
Safe for children and adult patients, 3D oral imaging produces high-quality digital images for diagnosis and treatment planning purposes. Our advanced system uses low-radiation technology to capture a 360-degree detailed image of your head, neck, and mouth. This is especially beneficial when treating kids and adolescents as it allows Dr. Prasifka and Dr. Nguyen to effectively monitor tooth and jaw development and accurately plan treatment timing for procedures, like orthodontics and wisdom teeth extractions. Adult patients can benefit as well, especially when having dental needs that include dental implant procedures, restorative treatments, like fillings and crowns, root canal therapy, and treatment for TMJ disorders. 3D imaging is also extremely beneficial in evaluating and treating patients who have sustained facial or oral trauma and those who require complex treatment plans.
What to Expect with 3D Imaging
3D oral imaging may be taken to aid our doctors in planning for and performing specific types of treatment or as a part of your routine dental examination. Patients find the advanced oral scanning process to be pleasant, quick, and efficient, and very similar to digital x-ray procedures. To take your 3D cone beam scan, our team will place you in an exact position in front of our high-tech machine, which will rotate completely around your head while taking images of your face, head, neck, jaw, and mouth. The entire process is completed in under 40 seconds. As the machine passes around your head, the images it collects are immediately transmitted to your file on our computer. Our dentists will then review your 3D images with you, pointing out areas of interest or concern to give you a clear understanding of your oral health and treatment needs. A minor amount of radiation is produced by our machine so we kindly request that you inform our staff if you are pregnant or think you may be so that we can plan accordingly and take certain precautions to protect your health.
3D Imaging Follow-Up
At Made Ya Smile Dental, we are proud to offer the comprehensive, high-quality care you want for your family, whether your dental treatment needs are minor or more in-depth. 3D cone beam technology gives us an enhanced ability to view your oral structures in their entirety and in much greater detail. It also allows the opportunity for us to approach your dental needs from a whole-mouth perspective that is not available with just 2D digital x-rays. Depending on your unique needs and treatment plan, 3D oral scans may be taken at follow-up or routine visits to Made Ya Smile Dental. Dr. Prasifka and Dr. Nguyen will utilize your 3D scans to customize your treatment plan and determine the options best suited to improve the quality of your oral health and deliver your desired smile results.
3D Imaging Insurance Coverage
Our doctors may recommend 3D imaging at your initial visit at Made Ya Smile Dental or during routine cleaning and exam visits. Since these scans are diagnostic in nature, they are often covered by most dental insurance plans. Before taking your 3D scan, however, our business staff will check with your insurance provider to review your covered benefits. We accept most PPO dental plans and can help you find a sound financial solution if you do not have insurance or incur out-of-pocket expenses. To help make your care easy to afford, we take a range of convenient payment options and can provide information on flexible in-office or third-party payment plans.
3D Oral Imaging
3D advanced cone beam imaging offers a safe, effective way for our dentists to view your oral structures in greater detail. With this whole-mouth imaging system, Dr. Prasifka and Dr. Nguyen are better equipped to diagnose oral problems early on and provide more effective treatment options to improve issues that involve the teeth, jaw, and bone. Get the advanced care your family needs for brilliant, healthy smiles over the long-term with 3D oral imaging from our state-of-the-art practice. Contact Made Ya Smile Dental in Sugar Land, TX today to reserve your treatment consultation.