3D Diagnostic X-rays

Overview of 3D Diagnostic X-rays

3D diagnostic x-rays are a valuable tool for dental professionals in diagnosis and treatment planning, offering highly detailed and accurate information about the patient’s dental anatomy. Three-dimensional (3D) diagnostic x-rays, also known as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), are a specialized imaging technology that provides highly detailed 3D images of the teeth, gums, and jawbone. These images are then reconstructed into a three-dimensional representation of the scanned area, allowing for a more comprehensive view of the patient’s dental anatomy.

Regular Digital Dental X-Rays

We do take sets of digital x-rays at regular intervals, typically every two years or so for adults who have reasonable dental health. These will show all your teeth and enable us to obtain a more comprehensive overview of your dental health so we can recommend the most appropriate preventative treatment plan. Our digital x-rays are extremely safe for use, only emitting tiny levels of radiation.

Using X-rays to Diagnose and Plan Treatments

Dental x-rays are vital for diagnosing problems that cannot be seen, for example any infection in the root of a tooth, or decay in between teeth or problems with wisdom teeth. They are a non-invasive way for us to see exactly what is going on and enable us to plan treatment. If you require root canal therapy, then x-rays will show us the location of the infection, as well as the number and shape of your root canals.

Coastal Smiles Dee Why is located at Suite 1, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099. You can contact us on (02) 9971 8992.

Frequently Asked Questions

3D diagnostic X-rays, also known as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans, are a type of imaging technology that uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam to produce detailed, 3-dimensional images of the teeth, jawbone, and surrounding tissues.

Traditional dental X-rays produce flat, 2-dimensional images of the teeth and surrounding tissues, while 3D diagnostic X-rays produce detailed 3-dimensional images that allow for more precise diagnosis and treatment planning.

3D diagnostic X-rays may be recommended for a variety of dental procedures, including dental implant placement, orthodontic treatment planning, and diagnosing complex dental conditions such as impacted teeth or jaw tumours.

While 3D diagnostic X-ray technology does expose patients to radiation, the amount of radiation is generally considered safe and minimal. Your dentist will take steps to minimize your exposure to radiation, such as using lead aprons and limiting the number of X-rays taken.

A 3D diagnostic X-ray typically takes only a few seconds to capture, and the entire process takes only a few minutes. The images are immediately available for your dentist to review and use for diagnosis and treatment planning.

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