Cone Beam, CT Scan and 3-D Imaging in Wooster and Medina OH
Dental technology today is more advanced than traditional diagnostic equipment. Dr. Matia and Dr. Lemke, periodontists in Medina, OH, use CT Scans (computer tomography scans) and Cone Beam Imaging systems that now produce 3-D, high definition x-rays faster than ever before in just seconds instead of several minutes. They also deliver exceptionally clear panoramic images so that our doctor can accurately diagnose problems and determine appropriate treatment.
Our doctor uses the Galileos Cone Beam imaging system, a leading technology that can capture the entire jaw area, including the joints and facial structures. Cone Beam is a healthier and safer choice compared with older x-ray equipment because it uses a very low dose of radiation, in fact as much as ten times less. Galileos also helps Dr. Matia and Dr. Lemke to identify the placement and condition of important structures, such as nerves, so that they can be protected before and during a procedure. The Galileos enables him to develop the most favorable treatment plans for your situation, as well as evaluate the benefits and potential risks. We are also able to provide an accurate estimate of the dental implant cost in Medina. Our goal is to minimize discomfort and speed the healing process for our patients. This modern technology helps us to do that.
The Cone Beam is used in many dental procedures, including replacing adult teeth with dental implants. Before replacing adult teeth, our doctor uses the Galileos to determine which implant treatment would work best and also identify the best size and placement of the dental implants. Other reasons our doctor uses the Cone Beam include:
- to detect infections or tumors in the mouth
- to diagnose gum disease
- for TMJ analysis
- for examining the airways and diagnosing sleep apnea
- to evaluate impacted teeth
Cone Beam technology helps Dr. Matia and Dr. Lemke to be more precise when replacing adult teeth and detecting dental problems. If you have questions about replacing adult teeth or dental implant cost in Medina, OH, call us today for a consultation.