CT Scans and Cone Beam Imaging systems (CBCT) generate 3D, high definition x-rays within seconds. The images are remarkably clear and manipulatable, 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 Cone Beam technology in our office. Unlike traditional x-ray systems, Cone Beam systems produces a very low dose of radiation, thus reducing unnecessary radiation exposure, while providing a large amount of information. 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 often need only one extra oral scan instead of multiple intraoral images. The use of 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 anticipate complications and get the best possible results for you.

Cone Beam technology 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 jawbones, sinuses, tumors/pathology/lesions in the jawbones, 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!

Guided procedures are the latest technological advancement. This technology allows Dr. Finley to plan your tooth replacement, and coordinate with your restorative dentist, all the way from the initial procedure to the final result. All using special computer software and 3-D printers!!!! Often the procedure can be done using minimal invasive techniques that get you back to your life sooner and easier!!!

Dr. Finley has been trained in guided implant surgery by the prestigious Pikos Implant Institute and was one of the first 200 people to receive training on the most advanced procedure for same day, full mouth reconstruction. 3-D planning and placement makes dental implants precise, safe, predictable, efficient, and more comfortable. Some cases even require no incisions or stitches!

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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