What Is 3D Oral Imaging?
At Made Ya Smile Rayford, our approach to improving the smiles of our patients includes the latest technology to optimize your oral health. Through 3D oral imaging, we take a 360-degree detailed view of your skull, face, teeth, bone, and the other structures of your jaw and mouth. While x-rays work well to diagnose many issues, they only provide a two-dimensional view of your teeth and bone. Using a 3D cone beam lets our dentist examine your oral structures in more detail and see any problems like tooth decay, bone loss, or other damage.
Using this information, we can more effectively provide the best treatment to meet your needs. Problems can be caught early, helping you make the best decisions about your oral health. A 3D oral image might help reveal treatment needs like full mouth reconstructions, dental implant placements, crown restorations, and more. To find out how you might benefit from 3D digital imaging for diagnosis, reach out to our Spring, TX office today to speak with one of our friendly staff members.
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Who Is a Candidate for 3D Oral Scans?
A highly advanced and speedy diagnostic tool, 3D imaging lets us streamline your treatment and make it more accurate. 3D imaging uses very little radiation to produce images of your head, mouth, and jaw and is safe for patients at any age. We use this advanced technology to evaluate oral conditions and develop unique treatment plans for the best possible outcomes. Using this procedure for children and adolescents lets us monitor facial and jaw development in detail to help identify orthodontic progress and ensure target results are being achieved. With adults, 3D imaging can help plan for procedures like dental implants, root canal therapy, TMJ disorders, and restorative procedures like fillings and crowns. It can also benefit those who have suffered facial or oral trauma, helping them return to their optimal health and wellness.
How Does 3D Oral Imaging Work?
We may use this advanced cone beam scanning system as a part of your regular dental exam or to plan for a specific treatment process or procedure. 3D scanning is a comfortable procedure, not much different than having x-rays taken. First, we position you in front of the cone beam machine, and then the machine will rotate around your head to capture a full 360-degree image of your oral and facial structures. This process is quick and easy, taking only around 40 seconds. Once complete, your images will be sent to your patient file and will be immediately available for review by our team. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, please let us know at the beginning of your appointment so we can take special precautions.
What Happens After the 3D Imaging Process?
Individual needs, treatment plans, and your unique oral health conditions will determine the frequency of follow-up intraoral scans. After reviewing your 3D cone beam scans, our team will create a customized treatment plan and provide our recommendations. Our primary concern at Made Ya Smile is your overall health and wellness, and we address that best through ensuring your oral health gets the attention it deserves. With the higher level of detail provided by 3D oral scanning technology, we can sometimes more specifically and optimally address your specific concerns during your examination at our modern, dental practice.
Does Insurance Cover 3D Dental Imaging?
Often, 3D imaging is incorporated into a comprehensive dental exam or biannual cleaning and exam visit and is, therefore, a part of the preventive care typically covered by insurance. At Made Ya Smile, we're a provider for many major PPO plans and will work with you to get you and your family the care you need. We accept several convenient payment options, including CareCredit®.
State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
Cone beam 3D imaging is an exceptional way for our doctors are able to diagnose a range of oral concerns. With this procedure, we get a whole-mouth look at your the jaw, teeth, and bone and are better able to create proper treatment plans to maximize your oral health. Schedule a visit today with Made Ya Smile in Spring, TX to find out if this procedure can help address your oral concerns and get on your way to a healthier, happier smile.