THE 3D CONE BEAM IMAGING SYSTEM IS A DIGITAL X-RAY SCANNER MOUNTED ON A ROTATING ARM.
(Like a digital camera, it uses digital technology to record images instead of old-fashioned film) It’s called "Cone Beam" because the scanner projects x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam.
It allows our office to view the images on a computer monitor at any angle and in different magnifications, to see the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissue. 3D Cone Beam Imaging produces the same kind of high-quality images as a CT (CAT) scan and it does so with less radiation. If you want to choose a family dentist using X-ray technology that produces less radiation than traditional X-ray's then you found the perfect solution.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM ORDINARY DENTAL X-RAYS?
Typical dental x-rays just focus on your teeth, and for each x-ray picture, you need one exposure. So it would take many exposures to even begin to compare to a single 3D Cone Beam scan. But 3D Cone Beam Imaging shows much more than simple "flat" x-rays. This new technology provides more complete visual information to study your case from every angle. Best of all, the original scan data can be duplicated anytime, to provide different specialists with images if needed later. 3D Cone Beam Imaging shows much more than simple "flat" x-rays. This lets our dentists review patient X-ray's from different angles, giving them the ability to provide patients a more accurate diagnosis.
CONTACT US TO RECEIVE AN ADVANCED X-RAY WITH LESS RADIATION
Carrie Muzny D.D.S. is dedicated to providing our patients the best dental care available. Our 3D Cone Beam X-ray technology is just one way our team provides this. If you live in The Woodlands or the Houston area, we would love to have you and your family join our practice. Please visit our contact page for directions to our office located in the heart of Market Street in The Woodlands.