December 27, 2018

Woman about to undergo dental implant surgery looking at 3D image screenAs technology advances every single day, we do our best to learn more and take advantage of the things that improve the treatment of our patients. One form of technology that has revolutionized the dental world and directly affects the ability of Dr. DeAngelo to place dental implants is cone beam technology in Cary, NC.

How Does It Work?

When facial or regular dental X-rays aren’t quite enough, dental cone beam computed tomography is used to obtain 3-D images of the soft tissues, teeth, bone and nerve pathways in one quick scan. There is no special preparation for this procedure, and it has lower radiation exposure when compared to a conventional CT. Some ways that cone beam technology helps in dentistry is with:

  • Surgical planning when teeth are impacted
  • Diagnosis of TMJ
  • Evaluation of the sinuses, nasal cavity, nerve canals and the jaw
  • Measuring, detecting and treating tumors in the jaw
  • Determining tooth orientation and bone structure
  • Locating the spot where pain is felt
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Cephalometric analysis

When it comes to dental implants, this procedure is used to ensure that the implants are placed accurately within the jaw. While implants are a simple way to replace missing teeth, the procedure itself requires accuracy, detail and vision. Cone beam technology gives this to Dr. DeAngelo as he works to repair your smile and replace any missing teeth you have.

Should You Choose Dental Implants?

There are so many benefits to dental implants in Cary, NC, and cone beam technology means that we can get an accurate picture of the underlying structures of your mouth with a lower amount of radiation. Implants are also durable, convenient and match any remaining teeth you have. If you are a good candidate, we suggest implants to help you enjoy eating, feel better about the way you look, improve your appearance and fix any speech problems you have.

If you want to learn more about technology or the treatments we offer, schedule an appointment with Dr. Samuel DeAngelo today. We are happy to speak with you and answer any questions you have.



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