Dental CT Scan
XG3D Cone Beam Scanner
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 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 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 and predictable.