At Edelweiss Dental Implant Center, we have invested in the latest dental technology to provide you with the most advanced treatment and care, including:
At Edelweiss Dental Implant Center, we utilize cone beam technology to take 3D images of your teeth. 3D imaging allows us to better understand the anatomy of your mouth, which is essential before we perform any type of corrective procedure. By using this state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Lee will be better prepared to accurately diagnose potential issues and develop the best possible treatment program for you.
A typical 2D dental x-ray just focuses on the teeth and needs one exposure per image. To create a 3D image from a typical x-ray, it requires excessive amount of exposures. On the other hand, 3D imaging is a significantly more efficient and accurate than a simple 2D x-ray. This new technology provides a complete visual information from every angle. Additionally, the data can be easily shared and duplicated without the worry of film getting lost.
Unlike the traditional, spiral CT scanner, our 3D system uses cone beam technology
to provide crystal-clear and precise digital images. This technology allows us a greater range
in our ability to diagnose problems, and it can reduce the need for multiple office visits to
find out exactly what is going on in your mouth.
Best of all, the system allows us to properly diagnose your oral and facial impairment while exposing you to minimal radiation levels. Our 3D scanner will allow us to select the perfect scanning area or field of view, helping to limit your exposure to radiation since we will be focusing directly on the area of concern.
Our 3D imaging system is essentially a digital x-ray that is mounted to a rotating
arm. Similar to a digital camera, the system uses digital technology rather than traditional
film to record your images. It’s referred to as cone beam technology because the scanner will
project x-rays in the form of a cone-shaped beam.
When it is time for your scan, you’ll sit in a chair, and the scanner will move in a circle around your head. After one revolution, the scanner will have gathered all of the necessary data. You don’t need to make any special preparations before your scan.
Next, your technician can bring up any view that they need on their computer, whether this is a 2D, 3D, or panoramic view of your whole mouth. Your surgeon will be able to view the images from any angle and use different magnifications to zoom in on problem areas, specifically those with the bones, airways, tissues, nerves, and teeth. This information is essential for evaluating or planning proper treatment.
After the scan, the information will be used to develop a proper treatment plan for your oral or facial issue. We’ll use this technology to easily and quickly share images of the problem area with your referring dentist or physician. This will allow your doctors to work together on your care to deliver a positive treatment experience.
Don’t ignore a single missing tooth just because no one can see it.
For more information on single tooth implants, and to schedule your consultation, contact our Coppell office today at