Planmeca 3D Imaging Unit
3D ImagingOur 3D imaging unit is a machine that uses digital imaging technology to take pictures of all of the structures inside your mouth, including the ones that cannot be seen with the naked eye. The technology that the unit uses is similar to the technology used in digital X-ray machines. The images produced, however, more closely resemble images taken by a CT scan.
3D imaging involves the use of a 3D cone-shaped X-ray beam. This beam rotates 360 degrees around your head, taking several images as it moves. The software takes these images and pieces them together to create a single 3-dimensional image on a computer monitor. The scan takes less than a minute to complete, and the final image is displayed almost immediately. With the image produced, we can see soft tissue, bone, teeth, and nerves. All of the information provided allows us to make a much more accurate diagnosis and provide you with a much more effective treatment plan.
Uses for 3D ImagingThe 3D imaging unit can be used for several purposes, including:
How 3D Imaging is PerformedGetting a scan is a quick, simple, painless procedure. Before your scan, you will be requested to remove all jewelry, including necklaces, earrings, and facial piercings. Metallic hairpieces, including hairbands with metal, should be taken out. If you wear glasses or hearing aids, these will also need to be removed.
You are then instructed to sit down at the machine and place your chin on the rest. We will make any necessary adjustments to ensure an optimal image is captured. While the scan takes less than a minute to complete, it is essential that you remain still. Once the scan is finished, the image is shown almost immediately on the computer monitor.
Benefits of 3D Imaging3D imaging offers numerous benefits.
With our 3D imaging unit, we can see every part of your mouth, including those invisible to the naked eye. With a complete picture of your mouth, we can make a more accurate diagnosis and provide you with the best possible treatment to restore the health of your mouth. Call Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center at (570) 323-1900 to learn more today.