3D Imaging Overview
Providing the highest quality of care to our patients is one of our top priorities. To do this, we are happy to invest in the latest imaging technology to ensure our treatment is as comprehensive as possible. Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 is pleased to offer 3D oral imaging techniques, which gives general dentist Dr. Saba Jamali access to more defined and detailed information about your oral health than even digital x-rays can provide. 3D imaging produces a 360-degree visual of your jaw, teeth, sinus cavities, ears, face, neck, and additional structures in the head. While digital x-rays are still extremely useful in a number of situations, 3D digital images for diagnosis can allow our team to more accurately plan procedures, like full-mouth reconstruction, dental implant placement, and wisdom teeth extractions, to offer the most minimally invasive approach possible.
Like digital x-rays, 3D oral imaging produces significantly less radiation than traditional imaging techniques. This advanced technology gives our team a more in-depth view of your oral structures that can be extremely helpful in treatment planning and assisting you in making the best possible decisions about your dental health. Since 3D cone beam imaging is highly diagnostic, Dr. Jamali uses these scans to more precisely identify and plan for the proper care early on, often minimizing the need for more extensive future treatments and expenses. Let our team share more on the benefits of 3D oral imaging. Get in touch with our Houston, TX practice and schedule your visit today.
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Best Candidates for 3D Imaging
3D oral imaging is safe for patients of all ages and may be used to evaluate and plan for a wide range of dental treatments. Since our cone beam system takes a whole-mouth approach to care by capturing highly detailed images of the mouth, head, and neck, it is very helpful for learning more about dental treatment needs for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Jamali may use 3D images to gain more information about an individual's jaw development and tooth eruption when recommending orthodontic care and treatment timing. She may also utilize this advanced technology when treating adult patients to plan for crowns and bridges, dental implant procedures, TMJ therapy, and root canal treatment, along with other types of services. 3D imaging is also extremely useful in assessing the extent of oral damage when injuries to the mouth, jaw, or face occur.
What to Expect with 3D Imaging
As a highly diagnostic service, 3D oral imaging significantly helps Dr. Jamali and our Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 team in planning and providing the treatment options most suited for your individual dental needs and smile preferences. 3D imaging does emit a small amount of radiation. Please let our team know if you are pregnant or think you may be so that we can take necessary precautions. The process of having 3D oral images taken is simple, convenient, and comfortable. Our team will position you in front of our cone beam scanning machine. In a process that takes less than 40 seconds, the machine will take diagnostic images of your head, mouth, jaw, and neck as it makes its way 360-degrees around your head. Within seconds, your images appear on our computer screen and will be stored in your patient file. Dr. Jamali will review your images with you and talk with you about any dental concerns or treatment needs. 3D images can help to give our team a clear, profound understanding of your oral condition and more accurately plan for the treatment ideal for your smile.
3D Imaging Follow-Up
3D imaging may be used in a number of situations that range from minor treatment needs to more complex care and may be used in place of digital x-rays. These high-definition images show your oral structures in greater detail, significantly enhancing our ability to identify oral concerns earlier than ever and in a more comprehensive way. By taking this type of whole-mouth approach, our Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 team can better address your oral health needs and provide a more in-depth understanding of your oral conditions for you and your family. 3D images provide the chance for Dr. Jamali to customize your care and recommend the services most ideal for helping you reach your smile goals and enjoying better oral health. These diagnostic images may be taken as needed to evaluate for and provide dental procedures on a follow-up or routine basis.
3D Imaging Insurance Coverage
3D images may be covered by your dental insurance plan. Before your visit, a member of our team will contact your insurance provider to learn about your specific coverage details. Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 is a participating provider for most major PPO dental insurance plans and will be happy to file your claim on your behalf. If you do have out-of-pocket costs for your diagnostic care, we can work with you to help you find a suitable payment solution. Our practice accepts a range of easy payment options, including low-cost financing plans through CareCredit®.
3D Oral Imaging
At Made Ya Smile Dental West 8, we are excited to bring the benefits of 3D oral imaging to improve your family's oral health and wellness. This 360-degree diagnostic approach to evaluating your head, neck, mouth, and jaw gives Dr. Jamali greater insight into your treatment needs and allows her to accurately plan for the best possible clinical outcomes. From children with orthodontic needs to adults who want dental implants, 3D cone beam imaging is a safe, highly precise way for our team to help your family enjoy healthy smiles well into the future. To schedule your 3D oral imaging visit, contact our state-of-the-art Houston, TX dental center.