Cone Beam 3-D Imaging in Washington D.C. & Alexandria, VA
The Benefits Of Cone Beam Imaging
Dental sessions are safer, faster, and more comfortable with the Cone Beam 3-D Dental Imaging System.
- Provides a comprehensive 3-D digital image of face and jaw
- Useful for diagnosis of complex dental conditions
- Patient friendly technology
Uses for Cone Beam Imaging
Cone Beam 3-D Imaging is used in many dental procedures, including:
- Implant planning
- Oral screenings
- TMJ analysis
- Airway studies (ie: sleep apnea)
- Impacted teeth
- Periodontal disease screening
Cone Beam 3-D Imaging
Our dedication to long lasting results and patient comfort is demonstrated through our use of state-of-the-art equipment and technology. One of these new technologies is the Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System, which allows us to take 3-D pictures of the mouth, giving us a much more complete perspective than 2-D digital images or traditional dental X-rays could offer. These images help with diagnosing dental issues and providing premium care during treatments.
How does Cone Beam 3-D Imaging work?
Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography uses a small amount of radiation in a way similar to conventional X-ray systems. Cone-shaped beams of radiation are aimed at a detector that rotates around a patient’s head. These beams of radiation capture the image of the head and mouth.
The difference between this new technology and standard X-ray procedures is that cone beam images are then converted into a three-dimensional picture with computer software. After the beams have been collected, hundreds of chunks of information are put together by the computer, creating a three-dimensional view of a patient’s mouth.
These complex 3-D images created by computer software allow doctors to move around in and pull apart the image in order to help them see and understand a patient’s dental issues. Periodontists Dr. Zalewsky and Dr. Hoge can specify precisely where in the mouth they need to look, and see a detailed 3-D picture.
How is Cone Beam 3-D Imaging used?
Cone beam imaging helps to diagnose and treat problems more quickly and accurately than ever before. Cone Beam 3-D Imaging is utilized early in patient care to offer a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis.
This imaging system is also used as a presurgical planning tool as well as a post operative check-up tool. Cone Beam 3-D imaging is helpful with dental implants, orthodontics, and tooth extraction. The technology also helps to more accurately diagnose periodontal disease and provide a better understanding of where the infection is and why it started.
During an imaging session, patients sit upright in a chair as the beams are collected. They don’t feel anything and will be protected from any unnecessary radiation. The process is similar to getting a simple X-ray.
How does Cone Beam 3-D Imaging benefit patients?
There are many benefits to using Cone Beam 3-D Imaging for dental patients.
- Reduces a patient’s exposure to radiation, which is better for a patient’s overall long-term health.
- Lowers costs for patients because the price per image is less than other imaging systems.
- Increases accuracy and precision, allowing dental issues to be swiftly addressed.
- In-house imaging without the need for a visit to an outside lab for diagnostics.
Dr. Justin Zalewsky, Dr. Michael Hoge, and the Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry team offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC area, including residents seeking a periodontist in Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Springfield. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge, or request your appointment online.