X-rays are valuable diagnostic tools that clearly reveal hidden dental structures in need of surgery. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), one of the newest x-rays, can change the way dental problems are diagnosed and treated. At Provo Dental in Provo, UT, Drs. Gary Wiest and Kevin Wiest provide patients with this latest technology.
More About Conebeam 3D X-Rays
Conebeam 3D X-Rays your dentist visualize intricate structures inside the mouth, like root canals, nerves, and sinuses in three dimensions. This makes it easy for dentists to assess your teeth and what's needed and reduces the need for invasive procedures. Patients will have a faster recovery time with a better outcome.
X-rays are electromagnetic energy that forms an image. The energetic x-rays penetrate bone and soft tissue to reveal structures by varying degrees of absorption (a grayscale picture of what's underneath the surface).
Conebeam 3D X-Rays use a rotating imaging device that revolves around the patient's head and scans between 150 and 600 different X-rays from different views in less than a minute, then a computer creates a virtual 3D model based on the scanned information. Your Provo dentist can rotate the model from side to side, or up and down, to examine the area in need of surgery in greater detail.
What specialties utilize Conebeam 3D X-Rays?
- Orthodontics: Imagine a more precise way of positioning braces on teeth and jaws to straighten your smile and improve dental function.
- Dental implants: CBCT images determine the precise location titanium implants should be placed to avoid nerves, sinuses, and low bone density areas.
- Oral Surgery: Drs. Gary Wiest and Kevin Wiest use 3D x-rays to treat teeth impacted by tumors using scans.
Do you need to speak to a dentist?
Conebeam 3D X-Rays are an important diagnostic tool used for various procedures. To learn more, call Provo Dental in Provo, UT, at 801-374-8205. Drs. Gary Wiest and Kevin Wiest can help!