Aventura Dental Arts

Gendex, In-Office CAT Scan

Your dentist may suggest that you have a 3D Cone Beam Imaging scan to assist in diagnosis and treatment planning. A 3D Cone Bean scan creates a three-dimensional image of your head, providing a series of high resolution digital images of your mouth, facial and jaw areas. Aventura Dental Arts is one of the first Dental Practices to bring this new technology to the South Florida Counties and will expedite your treatment, cutting the time and cost dramatically. Post-treatment, these images will be stored a part of your medical history for future reference.

Why is it important to have this kind of scan?

The Cone Beam scan is the most thorough and accurate image available today. High-resolution, digitally-enhanced pictures provide many layers of information that can be separated to view every aspect of your mouth, face and jaws. These images will aid your dentist in choosing the most precise treatment plan for you based on your specific anatomy. Once the scan is captured in the computer, powerful software will calculate exact measurements of every element of your facial structure.

How does it work?

The scan is fast and painless. From a 360┬░ scan of your jaw and mouth, Cone Beam imaging converts a series of conventional low-dose x-ray into high resolution images by managing information through highly sophisticated, space-age software. The software creates a digital model of your mouth and jaw that your dentist will view on a monitor, rotating the image from an infinite selection of angles, even from the inside out.

What are Cone Beam images used for?

Because the Cone Beam image offers unprecedented detail in teeth, bone, soft tissue and even nasal cavities, a single scan can capture extensive information useful in diagnostic and treatment planning.

Gendex In-Office CAT Scan

Applications include:

  • Oral surgery planning
  • Implant planning and anchorage
  • Orthodontic planning
  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Jaw tumors
  • Impacted teeth
  • Periodontal diseases
  • Endodontic anomalies

How should I prepare for the scan?

No special preparation is needed for your scan. You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Before the scan you will remove jewelry or anything that might interfere with imaging such as earrings, necklaces, piercing, hairpins or eyeglasses. Because the x-ray technician may scan you with or without dentures or other appliances, depending on what your dentist requests, always bring these with you to your appointment.

Is there a high level of radiation?

No. The Cone Beam scan delivers a radiation dose that is from 10 to 30 times less than a conventional medical CT scan.

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