Why Is It Important That My Dentist Uses This Type of Imaging?
A 3D image helps your Torrance dentist or oral surgeon get accurate measurements of your mouth, jaw, teeth, and other structures of the head and neck. Such measurements are necessary when placing implants or providing other surgical services as they allow for proper surgical placement of implants and bone grafts.
Additionally, a 3D scan will help your dentist determine whether you’re healthy enough for a certain procedure. During your treatment planning consultation, we want to provide you with as much information as possible so you can make the best decision for your health. Part of that includes helping you evaluate the benefits and risks of a procedure based on your current level of health.
How Much Radiation Exposure Is Involved?
This is a valid question. None of us wants to be exposed to more radiation than needed. Thankfully, due to the latest digital technology, most imaging units create less radiation than ever before.
While a 3D image creates more radiation exposure than the average dental x-ray, it’s less than other diagnostic radiographic tools like CT scans.
Additionally, you can rest assured that the 3D scan is only prescribed when absolutely necessary. Our goal is to do all we can to promote good dental and overall health – and that includes limiting your exposure to radiation.