Dental procedures and surgeries have more precision and fewer complications when they use advanced 3D imaging in planning. At Beaufils Dental in Cooper City, Florida, the team uses 3D scanning with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to plan root canals, orthodontics, and dental implant surgeries. Call Beaufils Dental or book an appointment online to find out if 3D imaging can help plan your treatment today.

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What is 3D imaging?

3D imaging uses cone beam computerized technology (CBCT) to assist with detailed dental evaluations and treatment planning. The team at Beaufils Dental uses the software to create a digital 3D model of your mouth and jaw, which they can manipulate on a computer to view at all angles.

High-definition scans for 3D imaging make the model nearly identical to the structure of your mouth and jaw. These scans involve low-dose radiation and take just nine seconds to gather, which means this planning technology is safe for use.

3D imaging is different from traditional X-rays. While X-rays are still useful for detecting concerns like deep decay and bone damage, they still just give your dentist a two-dimentional view of your mouth that’s not quite as effective for treatment planning.

When is 3D imaging useful in dentistry?

3D imaging assists with many of the treatments available at Beaufils Dental, including:

Dental implants

Dental implants are titanium devices that look similar to screws but function like the roots of your teeth. They anchor restorations like crowns and bridges in place so you can chew despite missing one or more natural teeth. 3D imaging helps your dentist determine the best possible placement for your implant or implants.

Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatments like metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign® straighten your teeth to correct bite problems. 3D imaging allows the team to accurately predict how your teeth should move to optimize your bite.

Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy treats infections or inflammation inside specific teeth, often resulting from trauma. 3D imaging helps the team locate the inflammation so they can plan your treatment to remove the soft tissue from the inside of a tooth.

What are the benefits of 3D imaging?

A major benefit of 3D imaging is that it allows for greater treatment precision, which can reduce your recovery time significantly. After viewing a 3D model of your mouth and jaw, the team at Beaufils Dental can plan your treatment or surgery and eliminate certain procedures that would prolong its recovery.

For example, 3D imaging may help you avoid incisions into the tissue for a better view of your jaw, which means you won’t need stitches and can undergo treatment with less recovery time. The team doesn’t have to make guesses and can therefore proceed with certainty while treating you.

Request an appointment online or over the phone at Beaufils Dental for a treatment consultation with 3D imaging today.