3-D Cone Beam
At Frontier Dental, we believe that advancements in technology can help make your visits more comfortable as you work on your oral health. That’s why we utilize 3-D cone beam imaging in the comfort of our Medina, OH office. 3-D cone beam imaging is an advanced x-ray beam that gives Dr. Karunagaran an opportunity to view precise and comprehensive three-dimensional images of your teeth, gumline, bones, soft tissues, and nerves. When placing dental implants, the cone-beam can establish if there is sufficient bone present for the procedure.
The name refers to the cone-shaped x-ray beam. The system rotates around the patient, and software arranges all the information into three-dimensional views. Since these images can display your tooth and bone structures from any angle, they can be more helpful than traditional two-dimensional x-rays; especially if you want to see how impacted a wisdom tooth is, or to see if a root canal is necessary.
The 3-D cone beam imaging is useful for:
- Evaluating your sinuses
- Planning for tooth extractions
- Placing dental implants
- Viewing tooth fractures
- Diagnosing TMJ and sleep apnea
- Observing tooth infections