Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cone Beam, CT Scan and 3-D Imaging

CT Scans and Cone Beam Imaging systems generate 3D, high definition x-rays within seconds. The panoramic images are remarkably clear, which helps with diagnosing and treating dental ailments. These scans allow us to quickly assess your dental needs and get you back out enjoying your life in less time than you might expect from traditional imaging equipment.

The health and safety of our patients is our highest priority, which is why we utilize the iCat Cone Beam in our office. Unlike traditional x-ray systems, the iCat Cone Beam system produces a very low dose of radiation, thus reducing unnecessary exposure. Cone beam technology allows us to get a highly clear, 3D image of your mouth with very little radiation. The exceptional image quality of these 3D images means you’ll need only one extra oral scan instead of multiple intramural images. The iCat Cone Beam also allows us to develop state-of-the-art treatment plans and increases the safety and efficacy of all procedures. With this technology, we’re able to perform “virtual surgery” before we treat the patient. This allows us to plan ahead for your surgery so that we can get the best possible results for you.

The Cone Beam is used in many dental procedures. It can be used to determine a treatment plan for dental implants, helping determine size and placement of the implant. It can also be used to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. Cone Beams give us a clear, 3-dimensional view of jaw bones, sinuses, tumors/pathology/lesions in the jaw bones, and nerve positions within the jaws; this allows us exceptional diagnostic and treatment planning abilities. Such advanced technology allows us to increase safety, minimize pain and speed healing!

Dr. James M. Finley, located in Lafayette, LA, is a Periodontist who serves patients from Lafayette, Crowley, Breaux Bridge, Opelousas, St. Martinville, New Iberia, Abbeville, Maurice, and surrounding areas. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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