The Importance of Computerized Tomography (CT Scans) in Dentistry
For many years, medical doctors have utilized Computerized Axial Tomography scans (CAT) for 3D images of internal organs and structures in the body. Advancements in technology have allowed new forms of 3D imaging techniques that are more cost-effective than CAT scans. This technology is called CT scans, and they have become a valuable tool in dentistry. At The International Center for Dental Excellence in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we use this CT imaging to provide detailed images of the mouth for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
What are 3D Dental Scanners used for?
3D CT Scans use an X-ray arm that moves around your head, capturing multiple images and then sending them to a computer where the images are put together in a 3D format. These pictures give the dentist a clear picture of the mouth and head structures that are not visible to the naked eye.
3D dental scanners can be used in a wide variety of dental procedures, including:
- Dental Implant placement
- Root canal therapy
- TMJ treatment
- Orthodontic treatment
- Tooth extractions
- Oral Surgery
Advantages of 3D Dental Imaging
- Accurate – Dental CT scanning provides clear and concise images that allow for precise diagnosis and measures to prepare for any upcoming dental procedures.
- Fast – 3D scans take about the same amount of time as X-rays.
- Detailed – The images from the 3D scan are much more accurate and high quality than traditional x-rays, allowing the dentist to see nerves, infections, and pathology, making it easier to plan for procedures such as root canals, extractions, and implants.
- Bone quality assessments – 3D dental scans can be used to assess bone structure to determine if there is sufficient bone for dental implant placement.
Want to Learn More?
By utilizing advanced technology like 3D Dental scans, we can extend the health of your teeth and improve the way we place restorations like implants and dental crowns.
If you are in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area and would like to learn more about our 3D CT scanning technology, we invite you to call The International Center for Dental Excellence today at (954) 945-7355.
About Dr. Yolanda Cintron
As a biological cosmetic dentist, Dr. Yolanda Cintron for over 30 years has been creating the most beautiful smiles using the highest quality materials that will last a lifetime. Her expertise and professionalism have earned her the trust of patients, not only from Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas in Florida but also from many other countries. Patients coming from around the world for her to create their new smiles and change their lives forever.
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