3D imaging technology allows our doctors to create a detailed treatment plan using high-quality scans of your teeth and jaws. These three-dimensional images help our doctors to thoroughly examine your condition from every angle. The images are also more comprehensive than that of a traditional X-ray, which means you don’t need several visits to diagnose complications with your mouth. The result? A treatment plan tailored to your individual anatomy, providing you with the best possible outcome while lowering any chance of complications that may occur from the procedure. Generally, we perform 3D scans during your consultation appointment.
Benefits of using 3D imaging
3D imaging in oral surgery provides several benefits for you and your doctor, and it is often used to facilitate the process for dental implant placement, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, trauma treatment, and complex wisdom teeth removal cases. Additional benefits include:
- An advanced and accurate reading of your facial structure and condition
- Decreased radiation exposure (when compared to a traditional X-ray)
- Images emerge almost instantly, allowing your treatment plan to be as detailed, quick, and easy as possible
- Decreased risk of complications or unexpected surprises during procedure. Since surgeons can more easily find where nerves are located, which minimizes the chance of accidentally damaging a nerve, which you risk with traditional scans.
The superb resolution of 3D scans can also help find problems that 2D scans cannot, especially through the ability to differentiate between many types of tissue. Some common issues it can detect sooner than traditional imaging methods include abnormal sinus anatomy, joint dysfunctions, pathologies, and infections.
Receive the best care possible with advanced technology
Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery prioritizes your safety, care, and comfort. 3D imaging technology allows us to enhance your experience by improving your results. If you need this procedure, contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment. A member of our staff will be happy to assist you.