3D X-Rays | Delmarva Dental Services

3D X-Rays

Delmarva Dental Services is excited about our 3D Dental scanner. Cone beam computerized tomography (cacti), or 3 D for short, is a refinement to the computerized assisted tomography (CAT scan) used in medicine. The main difference is that the dental 3D CBCT is a highly focused beam to a small area, which drastically reduces the radiation exposure. (See “X-ray Exposure”, “Radiation Table”). It is an important tool in dentistry because it shows teeth and jaws in 3 dimensions instead of the typical 2 dimension. It can show the actual size of roots on teeth to be extracted, proximity of roots to the maxillary sinus, bone width prior to implant surgery, and abscesses on teeth that don’t appear on conventional x-rays. There is also program that can show a 3 dimensional model of the scanned area. We can virtually place implants in the 3D model and make surgical guides prior to implant placement. This makes implant surgery more predictable, more accurate, less timely, less invasive, less uncomfortable and more successful. 3D CBCT Views