Diagnostic Imaging – 2D & 3D Cone Beam
Dr. Neumann believes in the proper diagnosis of any dental conditions. In order to do that properly, a full series of x-rays are necessary. Dr. Neumann will start with both Panalipse and bite-wings x-rays. If there are complications that cannot be diagnosed with 2-D imaging, then a 3D Cone Beam imaging would be necessary to complete a proper diagnosis.
Dr. Neumann trusts 3D Cone Beam imaging to properly diagnose your dental problems and treat them. The 3D Cone Beam imaging provides a unique three-dimensional scan of the bone, teeth, nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues, allowing Dr. Neumann to view multiple perspectives of your smile. This lets him tailor your treatment plan to your needs. The 3D Cone Beam imaging has been deemed faster and safer than the traditional CT scan; a patient can receive a full 3D Cone Beam imaging in less than one minute, dramatically decreasing the patient’s exposure to radiation.
The intraoral camera allows Dr. Neumann to show patients color images inside their own mouth on a video screen. The patient is able to see, along with Dr. Neumann, where an area of concern has presented itself during treatment planning and dental procedures. The intra-oral cameras allow Dr. Neumann to take photographs throughout the different stages of a procedure being performed. Patients are able to see the process from start to finish through these images and understand what is needed for their dental care needs.
To keep track of your dental progress, Dr. Neumann uses digital photography to take images that can be saved on our computer system electronically. These images do not have to be developed in the tradition way so are easy to take and store.
Digital X-rays (Radiographs)
The digital radiographs (X-Rays) that we use to take pictures of your teeth allows up to 80% less radiation and a clearer resolution than a traditional dental x-ray. X-Ray images are put on a computer monitor instead of a tiny piece of film. By seeing x-ray images in a larger format, you can better understand your dental condition. Through a clearer understanding of your dental condition, often apprehension about procedures are reduced. When you visit us in the future we can use your archived digital radiographs that are on our computerized system for reference and comparison.
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