What was once individual, 2D films that had to be manually developed is now one single 3-dimensional image that appears instantly when taken. 3D imaging is the new age way of diagnosing dental issues. Dentists and dental specialists in Atlanta use these cat-scan images in the following ways:
We can see the density and shape of your bone structure to determine if it’s healthy enough to move forward with the particular procedure. For instance, in the case of dental implants, bone density is very important.
Being able to view your dental anatomy from different angles allows placing Atlanta dental implants more accurately.
Root positioning may need to be evaluated when we’re considering a tooth extraction. Complicated root placement may need the specialized touch of an oral surgeon to remove.
Root Canal Therapy
If a dentist is dealing with a difficult root canal procedure, 3D imaging can make the process easier by helping us locate the nerve canals of your tooth.
A fractured tooth root may be a serious problem and one that can be highly unpredictable. With 3D imaging, we see a better view of the problem and use that to help us come to a more educated guess as to the potential outcome of the tooth.
Cat scans can also be used to help us detect and measure tumors of the jaw.
Aesthetic and Implant Dentist in Atlanta
The prosthodontists of Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry of Atlanta combine modern-day dentistry with years of experience to give our patients the best care possible. If you’re interested in getting a smile makeover call our Atlanta dentist today!