At Edward D. Dallam, DDS we utilize 3D imaging to provide a detailed view of the mouth and skull. The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental X-rays is that bone structure, bone density, tissue and nerves can be viewed more clearly. 3D imaging can be completed in less than a minute. This means that far less radiation enters the body than if a regular set of bitewing X-rays were taken.
Here are some of the ways 3D imaging is used in dentistry:
- Assess the quality of the jawbone where an implant will be placed.
- Measure the density of the jawbone where an implant will be placed.
- Diagnose tumors and disease in the early stages.
- Determine where nerves are located.
- Plan surgical procedures in advance.
- View exact orientation and position of each tooth.
- View impacted teeth.