In-House 3D CBCT Digital Imaging
At East Lansing Modern Dental, as your dentist in East Lansing, when we find dental technology that’s backed with solid science and helps to give you a more comfortable and predictable dental experience, we’re all for it. After all – our goal is the same as yours – to give you the beautiful, healthy, intact, and functional smile you want, need, and deserve! There are so many different and amazing dental technologies on the market, so when we decide to invest in one, it is an investment in your lifelong dental and overall health, and we choose it because we know it will give us the most-accurate and most-beneficial information possible to guide your personalized treatment plan. Cone beam x-rays is technology of which we’re especially proud. Here’s a bit of information about it and what it can do for your smile.
What Are Cone Beam Digital X-Rays?
Cone beam x-rays produce a highly detailed digital picture of your anatomy when a regular digital x-ray doesn’t quite give us all the information we need. By scanning your head, mouth, and throat with a cone beam x-ray machine, we receive highly detailed digital images of your teeth, soft tissue (including your gums and ligaments), sinuses, nerve pathways, and bone. It can even help us see if your jaw joint is functioning as it should. And because the imaging is done digitally, from outside your mouth, you won’t need to bite on x-ray plates that some people find uncomfortable.
How Do I Prepare For A Cone Beam Scan?
There is no preparation for a cone beam scan, except we do ask that you remove all things with metal that you wear above your shoulders, for example, earrings and piercings, hair accessories, eye classes, necklaces, and hearing aids. For women, if there is a possibility that you are pregnant, it’s important that you let us know before your scan.
Lower Exposure To Radiation
All digital x-rays are just as accurate as film x-rays, plus they’re more comfortable for you! We can even look at them on a chairside monitor together when planning your treatment. They are a great too that helps us explain to you what is happening in your mouth and why treatment is necessary. Plus, this digital technology also delivers less radiation to you and your loved ones which is particularly important to people who have undergone cancer treatment or are concerned about radiation exposure for other reasons. All of this is really important to us at East Lansing Modern Dental; to always consider your overall health, and not just your oral health.