Dr. Ryan Smith and Dr. Scott Wilkes are dedicated to providing our community with the best possible dental care. Our dentists and team utilize cone beam 3D imaging technology to better provide you with precise and personalized services. To learn more about cone beam 3D imaging technology in Rexburg, Idaho, and to schedule your appointment at Dental Health Center today, call our office at (208) 356-9262.
Dental Health Center is proud to invest in technology that maximizes patient comfort. This is precisely why we use cone beam 3D imaging. This imaging is a fairly recent advancement in the dental technology field that empowers dentists to view teeth in three dimensions including the soft tissues and bones that surround them.
An X-ray beam is used in the shape of a cone rather than the traditional fan shape. This unique beam takes upwards of 600 images of the mouth so software can use the information to present the mouth in three dimensions. These three-dimensional images are much more informative than conventional two-dimensional X-rays as the dentist can move the images to view bone structures and teeth at several different angles.
As an example, cone beam 3D imaging is used to view the proximity of wisdom teeth to the nerves within the jaw. In other instances, this technology is used to view the amount of bone available in the context of placing a dental implant. 3D cone beam imaging is also used for oral reconstruction purposes, TMJ diagnostics, bone structure evaluation, the orientation of teeth, and plenty more.
To learn more about the benefits of cone beam 3D technology, call Dental Health Center at (208) 356-9262 or visit our dental office located at 56 Professional Plaza, Rexburg, ID 83440.