It was a great pleasure to see my very first article published in the online dental magazine Dentistry IQ (Click here to read the article). The article talks about the importance of using 3-D x-rays in our practice, Center for Progressive Dentistry. It was a costly investment in technology, but it provides our patients with the very best dentistry has to offer. Our main use for the 3-D x-ray, or Cone Beam CT, is for planning dental implants. It allows us to digitally plan the position and size of the dental implant to perfectly fit the patient's jaw. It enables us to avoid important anatomical structures, like nerves and sinuses, making the process safer and more predictable.
Our CBCT machine also takes standard 2-D panoramic radiographs and extra-oral bitewing x-rays, which is a huge benefit for those who gag with typical dental x-rays. It can also help with the planning and treatment of teeth needing root canals or ones that have failed root canals, as well as identify certain pathology found in the jaw bones.
As one of the few dental practices to offer this cutting-edge technology, we feel our patients are very well taken care of.