For your initial cosmetic evaluation, we will use a variety of computer-generated tools to design your smile. One new state of the art technology is the I-CAT imaging system. This machine produces a 3-D view of all oral and maxillofacial structures to help us design a comprehensive treatment plan. The scan takes 20 seconds and the data is then transferred to a computer disc. The disc will display a 3D mapping tool that can be manipulated to select desired areas for viewing. These images can reveal dental and medical problems that cannot be seen with conventional x-rays. The images can also be used to plan for the placement of implants, by allowing us to measure the thickness of your bone. This I-CAT machine uses 3,800 times less radiation per scan than conventional CAT scan x-rays.
We also offer the latest advancement in digital radiography that allows us to take x-rays more safely and efficiently, saving patients time and improving the quality of care we provide. The technology allows us to remain with patients for the entire procedure without leaving the room. Now, instead of waiting for x-rays to develop, we can take x-rays instantly and view them on our computer screen without having to wait for film to develop. We can also take the x-rays at a healthier, lower dose of radiation. We also have the ability to send your x-rays immediately to your dentist, or any other restorative partner involved in your treatment.
The Importance of Staying Up to Date
We continually update our equipment and software in order to meet your needs and to provide the highest quality results. Our staff participates in regular training and continuing education courses that train them to use the best technology available. This allows us to offer the most accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment to suit your individual needs.
If you have additional questions about 3D Cosmetic Evaluations or any of the other services we provide at Magi Crofcheck, DDS, PA, Periodontics & Implantology, please call our office. We look forward to hearing from you.