At MOSA Oral Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery, our team uses advanced imaging tools to ensure every patient receives a precise diagnosis. Three-dimensional imaging provides our oral surgeons with additional information about the condition of your mouth and teeth, allowing our team to develop a safe course of treatment. Our 3D scanner uses only a fraction of the radiation exposure in comparison to taking traditional X-rays of a patient’s mouth. This advanced technology permits our staff to design custom molds for your dental procedure as needed, even when you are not currently in the office for your appointment.
Benefits of 3D Imaging
3D CT scanning generates higher detailed images over other forms of imaging, which benefits surgeons and patients alike. Whether a patient is undergoing a simple, routine procedure, or an advanced course of treatment for a complex issue, the benefits of 3D imaging are undeniable and include
- Increased accuracy in images, which reduces any surprises or complications that can occur during a procedure
- Allows the oral surgeon to plan the treatment and create any custom-made surgical guides or molds for the specific procedure
- Permits the oral surgeon to be able to share digital scans with a general dentist or physician quickly and easily
- Decrease in exposure to radiation as compared to typical X-rays
Our surgeons may use 3D imaging to create custom surgical guides for implant placement, to assess the position of impacted wisdom teeth, map out the new position of the jaw before orthognathic surgery, and much more! At the end of the day, taking the guesswork out of surgery allows our team to provide a safer treatment experience and execute the surgery with greater precision.
3D Imaging at MOSA Oral Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery
When visiting our office, Dr. Lewis, Dr. Lloyd, or Dr. LaMothe may recommend 3D imaging at your consultation appointment. You can feel confident knowing we are using the most reliable technology available and always put your health and safety first. To learn more about our 3D imaging tools or to schedule an appointment, contact our office in Monterey, Salinas, or Santa Cruz, CA.