3D Cone Beam
Periodontist Phoenix, AZ
3D Cone Beam radiology is an excellent tool when placing a dental implant. With this technology, Ronald Watkins, DDS, MS, working with our team at Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona, can create not just images, but a precise map of your mouth. Using highly accurate images, we can view your entire oral cavity from every angle. This information will prove to be vital when creating your customized treatment plan. At Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona, we believe in providing our patients with the highest caliber of services, both in technique and technology, this sets our office apart in restoring your dental health.
How Does 3D Cone Beam Radiography Work?
3D Cone Beam radiology creates full digital x-rays of the entire oral cavity. This means that we can view the positioning of the teeth, while also viewing impacted teeth and the level of bone density available. Images created with the 3D Cone Beam offers Ronald Watkins, DDS, MS a much broader range of information versus the standard flat x-ray.
3D Cone Beam technology allows Ronald Watkins, DDS, MS to review:
|A whole picture: We can review the mouth as a complete visual map, in a way that we can't do with just the naked eye, we are provided with x-rays image of your entire oral cavity.
|View Bone Density: A necessary step before placing a dental implant is knowing how much bone is available and if more bone is needed. This can not be determined through visual inspection.
|X-ray images of hard and soft tissues: Infection, bumps, and more, we can fully examine the tissues and surrounding area.
|Map for Surgery: Before surgical procedures, it is ideal to map the placement of your nerves and blood vessels. 3D images help us know what to expect and create a complete treatment plan.
|Prosthetics: With a detailed map, we can then order a prosthetic device or create one using CAD/CAM technology.
The information that we receive from your 3D x-rays will help us customize your specific needs. Cone Beam technology is so sensitive that we can view even subtle variations in a patient’s bone density. This information will help us predict the patient’s future success rate, estimating the long-term success of a surgical procedure. This is ideal when placing either a single tooth implant or several implants. Being able to predict problems and create a plan will make for a more successful restoration.
The information provided by your Cone Beam radiography is not limited to dental implants. We can also diagnose, and devise a plan for a variety of surgical treatments including:
|Endodontic Treatment: The images we gain allow us to observe the pulp and root of the patient's tooth, which may be necessary for endodontic pathology, root canal therapy, and related diagnosis and treatment.
|Impacted Teeth: The images we receive can provide us with information concerning the health and positioning of teeth that are impacted.
|Sinus: The images provided can help us identify the precise location of the maxillary sinus.
|Tumors and Growths: The images we receive can help us locate and identify growths, odontogenic lesions or tumors that have developed.
|TMJ Dysfunction: Through the images, we can evaluate your temporomandibular joint and help diagnose the cause of pain or misalignment.
For more information on 3D Cone Beam, contact our front office at Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona. Our friendly staff is here to assist you, call (480) 504-0506