Cone Beam Scan
Cone beam technology is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. This type of scan is used to generate 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone. The scan allows for more precise treatment planning.
A panorex full mouth x-ray is often the basic level of information needed to determine the bone level and bone availability, as well as the overall condition of the rest of the mouth. For some cases, a 3D Cone beam scan is needed to determine the exact amount of bone support for implant therapy. Intra oral photographs are helpful to determine the esthetic condition prior to any treatment. The Smoler Smiles staff is well versed in ways to help patients feel more optimistic about their solutions to missing teeth.