While digital oral x-rays are able to collect two-dimensional pictures of your mouth and teeth, 3D oral imaging with Vatech provides a full 360-degree panoramic view. 3D oral imaging helps skilled dentist Dr. Dieter Burr at Merritt Island Center for Dentistry to realize the entire extent of any oral health issues or possible damage in your skull, teeth, mouth, and jaw. It's a modern technology which provides us with a blueprint of each patients' total oral health. In addition to helping us assess possible dental health issues it can also explain and evaluate what changes need to be made. 3D oral imaging permits a swifter diagnosis and more accurate treatment options. The 3D images obtained could also be used to create more precise dental implants, crowns, onlays, inlays, etc. This imaging technique permits us to help our Merritt Island, FL patients make informed choices pertaining to their dental health. Call our Merritt Island office to make your appointment today.
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3D imaging may be used to identify a large variety of dental problems for patients of any age. For kids, it's able to monitor developments and changes in dental and facial structure. It can also be utilized throughout orthodontic treatments to ascertain whether teeth are indeed aligning and shifting properly. It also improves the ability to plan treatments, by providing patients the very best possible options for monitoring and repairing issues.
What to Expect
Much like x-rays, 3D imaging is typically a part of your normal dental examination. The actual process is similar to having x-rays taken but when using 3D imaging, the imaging system will automatically move 360-degrees around your head. The entire process takes approximately 20 – 40 seconds for a complete mouth view. The pictures are then uploaded for Dr. Burr to examine and decide whether you're experiencing any dental issues that may require therapy. As the imaging procedure can expose individuals to radiation, women that are nursing or pregnant should inform Dr. Burr prior to the procedure. Additionally, kids should minimize radiation exposure and only undergo 3D imaging if necessary as recommended by a specialist.
There is not any need for an official follow-up after undergoing oral imaging, but it's strongly suggested and highly recommended that patients keep bi-annual teeth cleanings and annual dental examinations to keep optimum oral health. Also just as significant, is a meticulous dental wellness regimen, such as cleaning your teeth twice a day and flossing every day to help keep your teeth healthy and strong.
When used as a part of a yearly or bi-annual oral cleaning or exam, 3D imaging is typically covered by many insurance companies. Our skilled team will get in touch with your insurance company and let you know whether there are any out-of-pocket charges which aren't covered by your benefits.
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Detect and Diagnose
This technique for oral imaging is also an efficient way to successfully discover and treat problems which may happen in in your teeth, mouth, or jaw. Oral imaging is quite often used while performing surgical and nonsurgical dental therapies to help simplify the treatment thus reducing the risk of complications. If you'd like to incorporate 3D imaging into your routine dental examination, contact our office to book an appointment right away.