1265 Wayne Ave | 119 Professional Center, Suite 108 | Indiana, PA 15701

3D Dental Imaging
in Indiana, PA

David L. Crawford, DMD Offers the Latest Diagnostic Tools in Indiana, PA

If you plan on seeking various dentistry services, 3D dental imaging in Indiana, PA can help you find what needs correcting. Dr. Crawford knows that the latest dental technology often offers many benefits for patients. For example, 3D dental imaging is not only less invasive than traditional X-rays but is also more accurate.

Call our office today at (724) 463-3368 to schedule an appointment.

How Does 3D Dental Imaging Work?

To take pictures of your teeth and jaw, dentists use a special machine called a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine. This machine allows dentists to get a better look at your teeth by creating a 3D image, just like how your teeth look in real life. The pictures also show your teeth, muscles, nerves, disease, infection, and more. This makes accurate diagnosis of health concerns easier for Dr. Crawford and his team so they can plan treatment effectively.

Advanced 3D Dental Imaging Can Help with Various Diagnoses

3D dental imaging helps in a variety of dental procedures, including:

  • Viewing impacted teeth to plan a surgical procedure
  • Preparing for orthodontic treatments
  • Accuracy with the placement of dental implants
  • Diagnostics for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Detection of potential tumors and cancerous growths
  • Evaluations of jaw position, nerve canals, sinuses, and nasal cavities
  • Complete information about tooth orientation and bone structure
  • Identifying early signs of dental disease
  • And more

3D Dental Imaging is Quicker and Safer Than Traditional X Rays

What can you expect during 3D dental imaging? You will place your head on a chin rest to prevent movement during the scan. The machine will then rotate around your head for a few seconds to take pictures of your teeth, jaw, and skull. During the procedure, you are exposed to minimal amounts of radiation which produce 100 to 600 images. The amount of radiation you receive during 3D dental imaging procedures is significantly less than for traditional dental X-rays.

If you plan on seeking restorative or cosmetic dentistry services, get help with 3D dental imaging in Indiana, PA.