Though digital oral x-rays may be able to collect two-dimensional pictures of your mouth and teeth, 3D oral imaging provides a full 360-degree panoramic view. 3D oral imaging is an innovative technology that helps Drs. Alan and Yonatan Howard at The Dental Office Encino to get a comprehensive picture of your oral health and possible issues in your gums, teeth, and jaw. In addition to helping Drs. Howard and Howard assess possible dental health issues, it also helps determine and decipher what alterations could be made. 3D oral imaging permits a quicker diagnosis and more exact treatment options. The 3D images that are taken could also be used to create your custom dental restorations (onlays, inlays, implants, etc.). Drs. Howard and Howard are proud to use CT cone beam 3D oral imaging in Encino, CA to provide you with the most accurate, effective dental treatment possible.
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Oral 3D imaging may be employed to identify a large number of dental conditions for men and women of any age. For kids, it's equipped to monitor development as well as changes in dental and facial architecture. It can also be utilized throughout orthodontic treatments to ascertain whether teeth are actually aligning and shifting as they should be. In addition, it enhances the ability of Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard to plan your treatment by providing the very best possible alternatives for monitoring and repairing issues.
What to Expect
Like dental x-rays, 3D imaging is generally a part of your regular dental examination. The actual process is very similar to having x-rays taken, but when using 3D imaging, the imaging system will automatically move 360-degrees around your head. The entire process takes approximately 30 seconds for a complete mouth view. The pictures are then uploaded for Dr. Howard or Howard to examine and see whether you're dealing with any dental conditions that may necessitate therapy. Because the imaging procedure can expose you to radiation, women who are nursing or pregnant should inform Dr. Howard beforehand. Additionally, kids should reduce radiation exposure and only undergo 3D imaging as needed.
After your 3D images are taken, Dr. Howard will go over your results and discuss any areas of concern. The images may be used to help create your treatment plan or guide Dr. Howard during implant surgery. You may get 3D images every few years so Dr. Howard can monitor any changes in your teeth, gums, and jaw. Along with annual digital x-rays, your 3D images will help track your oral health.
When performed as a part of a yearly or bi-annual oral cleaning or exam, 3D imaging is usually covered by many insurance providers. Our team will get in touch with your insurance company and tell you whether there are any out-of-pocket expenses that aren't covered by your benefits.
3D Oral Imaging
CT cone beam 3D imaging is an advanced method to successfully discover and treat conditions which can occur in your teeth, gums, and jaw. Oral imaging is often utilized before performing surgical and nonsurgical dental procedures to plan your treatment to reduce complications. To learn more about the uses and benefits of 3D imaging, contact The Dental Office Enicno to set up an appointment with board-certified dentists Dr. Alan or Yonatan Howard.