Technology is at the heart of modern society. Our gadgets, gizmos, and nifty thingamabobs make our lives more efficient, more entertaining, and just all around better. The technological revolution has even reached into dentistry, changing the way we place dental implants in Orange Park. Would you like to know a bit more about the remarkable tools we use to ensure that your implant procedure is as seamless as possible?
CT Cone Beam Scanner
Digital X-rays are a low-radiation way for your dentist to get a clear idea of what is going on in and around your mouth. They are a fantastic tool, but they don’t always provide the level of detail that is necessary when your dental care professional is planning to restore your smile with implants. That’s where the CT Cone Beam Scanner comes in.
The “CT” stands for computer tomography; this means that the scanner allows your dentist to see an extremely detailed cross-section of your jaw and teeth. The “Cone Beam” part of the device’s name comes from the fact that it uses an X-ray in the shape of a cone to capture images.
The 3D images that the machine produces are pivotal in helping your dentist in Orange Park plan where to place your implants. They can also alert your us to any potential problems that might complicate your surgery.
Although the CT Cone Beam Scanner produces a higher level of radiation than regular digital X-rays, it is still perfectly safe for patients. During your scan, we may ask you to remove any jewelry or piercings so we can capture the most accurate images possible.
For many years, dentists have used bite-down impresses to help them design patients’ crowns, bridges, and other restorations. The process is a bit time-consuming, and it is often uncomfortable for the person who has to hold the impression material between their teeth. Moreover, bite-down impressions don’t always yield the precise representation of your teeth that’s need to create your restorations.
Digital impressions are superior. The process for taking them is fast and comfortable, and the images they produce are an accurate 3D model of your teeth. This data is essential in designing the crowns, bridge, or denture that will eventually go on top of your implants. You should end up with a prosthesis that is as comfortable and natural-looking is possible.
Want to Know More?
If you’re curious about the technology that we employ to aid us in the implant process, we invite you to stop in for a firsthand look at the tools we use. During your consultation, we’ll happily answer any and all questions you have about our machines, the implant process, and anything else related to your oral health. We look forward to combing our skills and technology to give you the strong, beautiful smile you deserve!
About the Dentist
Dr. Matthew Nawrocki is an experienced dentist and prosthodontist, making him highly qualified to perform every step of the dental implant process, from placement to restoration. If you would like to meet Dr. Nawrocki and discover whether implants are right for you, please contact us at 904-272-1588.