You’ve dreamed about your perfect smile for years, but what will it take to make your dreams come to life? Sometimes, you can improve your smile with teeth whitening or tooth-colored fillings. In other cases, it may be necessary to employ one or more cosmetic dental surgery procedures in order to truly transform your appearance.
To determine the steps that will be necessary to sculpt your new look, start by consulting with your oral surgeon about your options. Since many of the factors that influence your appearance are structural in nature, a comprehensive examination will be crucial in the development of your treatment plan.
To collect the most complete and accurate information about your oral and facial anatomy, your surgeon will rely on advanced digital imaging. In particular, the Dental Cone Beam CT Scanner provides a wealth of information about the dimensions and contour of the bones that form the head, jaw, face, and mouth. As the starting point for your cosmetic procedure, this digital x-ray image can aid your surgeon in determining which pathway can best lead you to your cosmetic goals.
Rather than a conventional two-dimensional image, the cone beam offers a three-dimensional view that can radically improve the accuracy and precision of any surgical procedure. To capture the image, the dental x-ray machine will make a complete rotation around your head in a matter of seconds, and transmits the data directly to the computer file.
There are a number of notable benefits to be gained from cone beam technology:
- Provides accurate information about the density and volume of each segment of the jaw bone
- Aids in the detection of voids, defects, and notches in the bone that could influence the success of procedures such as dental implants.
- Aids in minimally invasive guided dentistry with the identification of nerve pathways, tooth roots, impacted teeth, and sinus cavities.
Cosmetic dental surgery is both a matter of logistics and artistic creativity, two aspects that can be enhanced with proper information and planning. Talk to our team of oral surgeons today about the added benefits of cone beam CT scanning.