At Atlantic Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Centre, we want to give our patients the best possible care. In order to do so, our office in St. John’s, NL, is fitted with the most advanced and reliable diagnostic tools available. Our 3D imaging services create high-quality, three-dimensional images that give your surgeon far more detailed information about your condition than conventional X-rays.
3D scanning can help your treatment team create extremely detailed images with substantially less radiation exposure than conventional X-rays. These images will aid in the diagnosis and treatment planning process. They will also serve as a valuable education tool so that our patients will have a clear understanding of their unique treatment plan. At times, 3D scans may be used to fabricate surgical guides to improve the precision of certain procedures. These surgical guides drastically reduce the chances of complications or improper implant placement during your procedure.
Benefits of 3D CT Imaging
3D imaging can make your entire treatment process go more smoothly by providing the most accurate possible images of your mouth. These images provide a lot of benefits for your surgeon and for you as a patient. A few of these benefits include
- Improving the visibility of important structures like nerves before your procedure begins, drastically reducing the chances of damaging these structures during surgery.
- Creating images that allow for virtual 3D modeling so that your surgeon can plan your procedure and create surgical guides weeks ahead of time.
- Reducing patient exposure to radiation from multiple X-rays.
Imaging Services at Atlantic Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Centre in St. John’s, NL
If your dentist has already taken scans of your mouth, you may not need additional imaging. Your dentist can send us your X-rays or other images ahead of time to prevent you from undergoing unnecessary scans. Our oral surgeon will only perform more imaging if it is necessary to ensure your safe care and treatment. To learn more about the advanced tools we offer at our practice, contact our office for more information.