Dr. Nugent is proud to offer revolutionary diagnostic technology with the 3D X-rays. This system provides three-dimensional, high-definition, in-office digital imaging. The machine is able to take scans in 10 seconds, decreasing your radiation exposure and lessen the likelihood of movement interference.
These high quality scans allow Dr. Nugent a complete three dimensional view of the mouth, teeth and jawbones. With better diagnostic information comes better treatment.
This high-resolution scan images produced gives Dr. Nugent a complete 3D views of critical anatomy for better dental implant placement. Dr. Nugent invests in the technology possible to better serve his patients. Precise imaging allows Dr. Nugent to “digitally place” your dental implant. Therefore, prior to your implant surgery Dr. Nugent knows exactly where you implant needs to go and is aware of any anatomical surprises BEFORE you surgery. Everything is planned out prior to your surgery. This results in more predictable and easy dental implant surgery for the patient.
Dental technology advancements have resulted in several innovative gadgets that make it easier for dentists and more comfortable for patients. Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), a new type of X-ray technology, enables dentists to see a clear, detailed, three-dimensional image of the patient’s mouth without inflicting pain. In a single scan, this 3D imaging device captures images of the teeth, soft tissues, nerve networks, and bones.
How Does 3D Imaging Work?
A 3D cone beam machine is similar to a traditional CT scan scanner. The unit revolve around the patient’s head, obtaining numerous photos at the same time.
The photos are captured from various perspectives then stitched together to form a single 3D image. The machine can generate anywhere between 150 and 200 high resolution two-dimensional (2-D) images, which are then digitally combined to form a 3-D image that provides Dr. Nugent with valuable information about your teeth and jawbone. As soon as the scan is finished, the 3D image is available, allowing Dr. Nugent to discuss the patient’s treatment plan during the same appointment.
Dr. Nugent is a Pasadena Texas Dentist that is located at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena Texas 77504. Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental technology and dental implants. You deserve the best and most advanced dental treatment. Call our office today at 713-941-8261. See why Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in dental implant care.