Details Make the Difference at Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness

When it comes to your dental care, would you prefer that we use imaging equipment that can reveal the tiniest details? Of course you would! More details means more accurate diagnosis and more successful treatment outcomes. At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness in Charlotte, NC, we proudly use the latest 3D scanning technology to provide the best care possible.

What is 3D Scanning and How is it Used in Dentistry?

A Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner, also called a 3D scanner, uses the same technology as the CT scanners used in medical practice. 3D scanning lets us see your mouth and teeth from every angle, giving us the most accurate possible images of the areas in your mouth we need to treat.

How it works

For a 3D scan, you will normally be asked to place your chin on a small rest and stay completely still until the scan is complete. The scanner will then rotate around your head from some distance away, all the while taking between 100 and 600 pictures. Although there is radiation involved, it is significantly less than used a traditional X-ray would emit.

The resulting images of your teeth and jaw create a three-dimensional picture of your mouth, jaw, nasal cavity, and throat that we can view from any angle. We can rotate the images, turn them upside down, or position them in any way that allows your dentist to get a look at all the parts of your mouth.

How it helps

3D scanning images allow your dentist to make a much quicker and more accurate diagnosis and create more precise treatment plans. They also have the advantage of allowing your dentist to see gum, bone, and nerve tissues that would not be visible on a 2D X-ray.

Using 3D scanning, your dentist can more accurately plan and place
dental implants, dentures, dental crowns, and bridges and plan and perform oral surgery more successfully, significantly reducing the chance of complications.

Technology you can trust

When it comes to caring for your smile, the more information our dentists and team have the better, which is why we offer 3D scanning in Charlotte, North Carolina. These scans help Dr. Joe Chichetti or Dr. Reena Patel identify potential problems and create your custom treatment plan. To schedule an appointment at Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness and to learn more, call 704-233-3430, and speak with a member of our team.

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