What is 3-D Imaging?
State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
Known as Cone Beam Technology, no, not like the cone of silence from the popular 60s TV show, Get Smart, 3 D Image Technology is revolutionary when it comes to dental diagnosis and treatment.
3D Imaging with Cone Beam Technology gives Centerport Dental a 3D instead of a 2D image. This allows Dr. Ben and his team to evaluate the structure of your jawbone and teeth along with your sinuses, tissues, and nerves to give an accurate diagnosis.
This amazing technology offers an undistorted detailed view of the spatial relations and positioning of your teeth and gums. Unlike traditional x-rays, Cone Beam gives your Downtown Portland Dentist a cross section or over view of your teeth. Much like a garden hose, the machine sends an x-ray in a cone shape with a sensor in a computer that collects the data. The images are then converted to algorithms into a 3D image. That image is now viewable on a computer.
How is 3-D imaging different from a traditional x-ray?
A typical dental x-ray will just focus on the teeth, and for each image you’ll need one exposure. Therefore, to get the same picture as a 3D image, you’d need many exposures. Our 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology (CBCT) and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation. Our new 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits.
Our 3D scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. This also helps to limit your radiation exposure because we are focusing specifically on your area of concern.
Today’s patients want the most advanced dental care. This is why 3D visualization and treatment plan acceptance go hand-in-hand: to guide our patients to a better understanding of their diagnoses and treatment plan.
With the Centerport Dental, 3D digital imaging system you can spend less time in the dental office as it reduces additional dental appointments. Unlike older technology, this system allows Dr. Ben Wang and his team to focus on your needs and the specific treatment that is required to treat the issue. 3D digital imaging also means less exposure to radiation.