At Springer/Orser Dentistry, our experienced dental team offers comprehensive 3D oral imaging with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for a full 360-degree panoramic view of your teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose, and throat. This gives our skilled dentists the ability to identify any oral health issues that need to be treated. 3D imaging can also be useful during the planning of dental implant placement, orthodontic treatments, and other procedures in order to ensure optimal results. To learn more about 3D oral imaging, contact our Arlington Heights, IL facility to schedule an initial consultation.
3D imaging may be used to identify a large variety of dental problems for patients of any age. For children, it is able to monitor developments and changes in dental and facial structure. It can also be utilized throughout orthodontic treatments to ascertain whether teeth are indeed aligning and shifting properly. It also improves the ability to plan treatments, by providing patients the very best possible options for monitoring and repairing issues.
What to Expect
Much like x-rays, 3D imaging is typically a part of your normal dental examination. The actual process is 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 20 – 40 seconds for a complete mouth view. The pictures are then uploaded for examination and to decide whether you are experiencing any dental issues that may require therapy. As the imaging procedure can expose individuals to radiation, women that are nursing or pregnant should inform our dental team prior to the procedure. Additionally, kids should minimize radiation exposure and only undergo 3D imaging if necessary as recommended by a specialist.
There is not any need for an official follow-up after undergoing oral imaging, but it is strongly suggested and highly recommended that patients keep bi-annual teeth cleanings and annual dental examinations to keep optimum oral health. Also just as significant, is a meticulous dental wellness regimen, such as cleaning your teeth twice a day and flossing every day to help keep your teeth healthy and strong.
When used as a part of a yearly or bi-annual oral cleaning or exam, 3D imaging is typically covered by many insurance companies. Our skilled team will get in touch with your insurance company and let you know whether there are any out-of-pocket charges which aren't covered by your benefits.
Plan Your Procedure
Detect and Diagnose
This technique for oral imaging is also an efficient way to successfully discover and treat problems which may happen in in your teeth, mouth, or jaw. Oral imaging is quite often used while performing surgical and nonsurgical dental therapies to help simplify the treatment thus reducing the risk of complications. If you'd like to incorporate 3D imaging into your routine dental examination, contact our office to book an appointment right away.