Dental Cone Beam Technology - Because You Need the Power of 3D - Hardy Pediatric dentistry & Orthodontics

Dental Cone Beam Technology — Because Sometimes You Need the Power of 3D

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To get an advanced smile, you need advanced skills and advanced technology–Dental Cone Beam Technology!  Hardy Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers Dental Cone Beam Technology and the Planmeca ProMax 3D Max to ensure your prescribed treatment is spot-on!  Planmeca ProMax 3D Max technology is the first of its kind! It brings together a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) image, a 3D facial photo, AND a 3D model scan combining them into one image. The result is a virtual 3D patient–a near perfect tool for diagnostic success. Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography is a high-tech x-ray option that is used when regular x-rays just don’t provide enough data. CBCT creates three dimensional scans of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bones so we get the full picture. Planmeca ProMax 3D units offer a unique, Planmeca Ultra Low Dose imaging protocol, enabling CBCT imaging with an even lower effective patient dose than standard 2D panoramic imaging. We provide you with tools for success that most dental/ortho practices just can’t offer you! We can!


Cone Beam Computed Tomography for Improved Diagnostics

Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) systems have been sold in the United States since the early 2000’s and are increasingly used by radiologists and dental professionals for a variety of needs. Hardy Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is dedicated to providing you with the best technology out there for your care. Our Planmeca ProMax 3D Max represents one of greatest innovations in dental science today. CBCT offers you and your doctors:

  • Dental implant planning
  • Visualization of abnormal teeth
  • Evaluation of the jaws and face
  • Cleft palate assessment
  • Diagnosis of dental caries (cavities)
  • Endodontic (root canal) diagnosis
  • Diagnosis of dental trauma
  • Visualization of impacted teeth
  • 3D scans of teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bones
  • Assessment of an unerupted tooth position
  • Identification of root resorption and orientation
  • Visualization of supernumerary (extra) teeth
  • TMJ, airways and more
  • Digital impression capabilities

Dental CBCT, offers you a quick, non-invasive method for getting answers to a number of dental-related issues and questions. Dental CBCT images offer three-dimensional views that provide information conventional x-rays just can’t. The extremely high-resolution imaging settings highlight the fine anatomical details that we need to see for precise, effective treatment. This full view promotes proper diagnosis, treatment planning and evaluation of dental conditions.


Ultra Low Dose Imaging Protocol Means a Safer Experience

As dental imaging continues to evolve, so do efforts to ensure that the new tech brings you increased safety by reducing your exposure to radiation. According to the well-known ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable), imaging doses must be kept as low as reasonably achievable; Patients must not be exposed to a higher dosage than needed to acquire images of sufficient diagnostic quality. The findings in the study indicate that reduced patient doses can be achieved without a loss in image quality by using the Planmeca Ultra Low Dose protocol. Planmeca technology offers you a tool that reduces your exposure to radiation by 77 percent.


Improved Patient Comfort

The open-patient positioning of the Planmeca ProMax 3D Max fosters a more relaxed experience for our patients. When are patients are more comfortable we are able to get better quality images which leads to better treatment and a better overall experience overall. And, its fast. The CBCT systems rotates around you as you stand, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These data are used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the your anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat (“ENT”). This advanced technology enables us to take multiple images in a fraction of the time of traditional radiography. The 3D image we can create with this technology allows us to obtain all the fine details we need to make an accurate prognosis and to prescribe proper treatment.


Digital Impressions

3D-imaging technology gives us the ability to skip the gooey impressions of the past and get the exact dimensions and data we need from images. Digital images reduce the margin of error that is present with traditional impression trays and allows us to make adjustments with ease. Digital impressions also save our patients time, are more comfortable and reduce our environmental footprint.


Call for a Free Consultation

We are living in a modern age and you deserve all the benefits this modern age can bring you. When it comes to your health needs, you want precision, quality, comfort and peace of mind that you are being handled with the best tools out there. The best way to understand all that Dental Cone Beam Technology can do for you is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Nam or Dr. Hardy at our Hardy Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics office in Erie.  Please contact our office today at 720-887-6003 to make an appointment.