We’re thrilled to be one of the few dental offices in the area with this advanced equipment—Cone Beam 3D Imaging technology. Whenever you visit Hedgecock Dental, we want to ensure you experience the most advanced, yet comfortable treatment available, which is a vital part of our commitment to the local community.
Equally important, we want to provide the services you need under one roof, so you can always receive your dental care from a team that treats you like family. This is one reason we’ve invested in cone beam 3D imaging, an advanced diagnostic technology that’s essential for planning precision implant placement. With our 3D imaging technology, if you need dental implants, we can take care of you throughout your treatment, providing the high-quality and compassionate dental care you expect and deserve.
What is Cone Beam 3D Imaging?
Cone beam 3D imaging is a CT scanner capable of producing highly-detailed three-dimensional images of your jaws and all essential structures such as nerves, sinus cavities, and blood vessels. Unlike a conventional CT scanner, the radiation is concentrated into a beam. Significantly less radiation is produced than during a medical CT scan, so treatment is incredibly safe. The images generated by a cone beam 3D scan allow us to diagnose and plan dental implant treatment more accurately. Dr. Brandon Hedgecock can carefully evaluate your jaws from every angle as the 3D images are created using accurate, distortion-free volumetric data.
The Ultimate Diagnostic & Planning Tool
Your 3D scan provides us with the best information available, allowing us to develop a detailed treatment plan behind the scenes. We can precisely plan each implant’s placement using the data collected to ensure the implant is optimally located and angled to avoid all essential structures while maximizing use of available bone. As part of the planning process, we also assess the functionality and appearance of each implant once it has been fully restored, including how your implant teeth will bite together so you receive teeth that look fantastic and feel comfortable.
A More Predictable & Comfortable Treatment Process
Because we know exactly where each implant is going, the procedure to insert your dental implants is more predictable, smoother, and more comfortable. Once we have planned your implant treatment, the treatment plan is reproduced in the form of a surgical stent, which is a customized template. The surgical stent is used during implant placement to ensure each implant is inserted in precisely the right location. Nothing is left to chance!
Not Just for Dental Implants
3D cone beam technology is beneficial in other applications in dentistry as well. The ability to examine your teeth and jaws in such detail can be helpful if you require endodontic treatment or orthodontics, or if you have suffered some form of trauma. It’s also useful in examining jaw joints, for example, if you clench or grind your teeth or have other symptoms of TMJ/TMD. To learn more about the benefits of 3D cone beam imagining or our tooth replacement treatments, contact us today to schedule your free dental implant consultation.
The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.