We Use an ORTHOPHOS® SL 3D to Provide You With Advanced Imaging
What to Expect during Your Scan
Our practice uses the ORTHOPHOS® SL 3D cone beam scanner by Sirona to complete your digital scan in less time and with better results than a traditional x-ray. During your scan, you will be directed to stand under the scanner and asked to bite down on an occlusal bite block. The ORTHOPHOS is equipped with handles to help you feel stable and indicator lights which signal when you are in the best position to receive the most accurate images. In one rotation, the scanner will take thousands of images and piece the fragments with the highest resolution into one panoramic image. The results are clearly readable, allowing the doctor to illustrate your diagnosis before your eyes and help you feel confident about the treatment you need.
We are able to achieve better results in less time and with less radiation than a traditional 2D scan because the ORTHOPHOS SL 3D virtually eliminates the need for retakes.
Benefits of a Cone Beam Scan
Our technology allows for more comfortable, effective, and safe digital imaging than traditional techniques used in other offices. A cone beam scan can offer several benefits, including:
- High-quality images: Your images are sharp and clear thanks to the Direct Conversion Sensor, which minimizes blur and maintains more of the original image. Using these images, Dr. Dovgan can also differentiate between different categories of tissue.
- Efficiency: The machine is equipped with indicator lights that signal whether you are in the optimal position to get the best resolution scans. In just one rotation, the scanner can retrieve thousands of images, which can shorten your appointment time.
We are able to achieve this in less time and with less radiation than a traditional 2D scan because a cone beam scan virtually eliminates the need for retakes.
Applications in Dentistry
One of the most important features of our ORTHOPHOS scanner is its versatility. We can apply it to almost any diagnosis and treatment to get accurate results.
Through high-resolution, comprehensive images, cone beam images allow us to assess endodontic health and determine whether you need a root canal or extraction. For patients with a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, we can also assess the health of your joints and recommend a non-invasive therapeutic treatment to alleviate your symptoms. The ORTHOPHOS can also help us observe your biostructures and soft tissue, allowing us to diagnose obstructive sleep apnea, impacted teeth, and periodontal disease.
Cone beam technology can be used to perform guided oral surgery, bone grafting, and for placing dental implants. The scan allows us to assess the bone quality and determine whether you need bone grafting or a sinus lift prior to dental implants. Dr. Dovgan can also plan and place the implant more precisely, resulting in smaller incision sites and a faster recovery.
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As an elected speaker for the American Dental Association, Dr. Dovgan remains at the forefront of technology applications among his peers. When choosing a dentist, you can choose our office to receive personalized and state-of-the-art care by a professional. To learn more about our in-office technology, call us at (602) 867-1899 or contact our friendly staff online.