At Port Jefferson Smiles, we are well known for incorporating revolutionary
new technology to improve the treatment we provide and enhance the experience of
our patients. In keeping with this progressive philosophy, we are extremely
excited to celebrate the New Year 2014 with the acquisition of the Orthophos
XG3D cone beam system from Sirona Dental. The cone beam system allows us to
capture clear, detailed, three-dimensional images that improve our patient
diagnostic process and make complex dental procedures, like dental implants,
more predictable. With this new technology we are able to achieve ideal outcomes
while making procedures easier and safer for our patients.
How does XG3D work?
The Orthophos XG3D system uses a rotating scanner to collect
3D data. It can be used with patients of many different needs, and the entire
scan takes only 14 seconds to complete. What’s more, because it relies on
digital imaging, the XG3D system emits markedly less radiation than a
traditional X-ray machine, ensuring the safety of all our patients.
Dr. Halpern will review
your scan and discuss with you the findings. The images
can be viewed and manipulated on a large screen to help
you understand your health and possible treatment
options, as the diagnostic capabilities far exceed that
of 2D imaging. With the help of XG3D and other
technology, you can leave our dental office with a clear
understanding of your oral health and potential ways we
can help you.
Here are some of the main ways in which XG3D CT scans are used in our office:
View exact orientation and position of each tooth.
View impacted teeth.
Diagnose tumors and disease in the early stages
Diagnose failing root canals or tooth fractures not visible in traditional 2D x rays
Determine where anatomical structures such as nerves and sinuses are located
Plan the complete implant surgical procedure in advance, from start to finish
Virtual placement of implants using advanced software
Assess the quality of the jawbone where the implant will be placed
Deliver the most effective and precise placement for dental implants available
If you are a missing one or more teeth, we invite you to meet us for an
implant consult. Dr. Halpern will then pre-plan your surgery using
our Galaxis software, ensuring ideal placement using a highly precise surgical
guide. The XG3D system allows us to incorporate detailed data, so your new tooth
can be designed before the implant is even placed! All of the planning takes
place virtually and well before the surgery, so your procedure can be simplified
and your recovery time minimized.
The XG3D is one more way that we at Port Jefferson
Smiles can now make a complex procedure understandable