Grand Parkway Smiles is excited to bring you the latest in digital dentistry with 3D x-ray, 3D printing and 3D surgery guided capabilities. This revolutionary technology will help us serve our patients better than ever, as digital three-dimensional imaging makes for an excellent diagnostic tool, while three-dimensional printing allows us to create accurate and detailed dental models, surgical guides as well as prosthesis previews.
WHAT IS 3D X-RAY/3D PRINTING/DIGITAL DENTISTRY?
Effectively used alone or in combination, 3D x-rays and 3D printing are powerful tools that dramatically change the landscape of dentistry.
3D x-rays in digital dentistry
Like traditional x-rays, 3D x-rays produce images of a patient’s teeth, but in a three-dimensional output form. The resulting panoramic view delivers an unprecedented level of detail in the form of a single comprehensive picture that eliminates the need for multiple images. Grand Parkway Smiles dentists love this technology because it improves diagnostic accuracy and, therefore, allows us to determine and implement the most effective treatment for dental implants, and implant supported bridges and dentures.
3D x-rays are considered very safe because the patient’s exposure to radiation is minimal, less even than compared to traditional x-rays, where multiple pictures and retakes may be necessary. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry considers 3D x-rays safe for use in children.
3D printing in digital dentistry
The applications for 3D printing in dentistry are practically endless. 3D printers are useful in making dental appliances as well as generating models, temporary prosthesis and implant surgical guides.
Your Richmond dentist may use 3D printing technology to:
- Implant surgical guides
- Create dental aligners
- Manufacture night guards
- Make crowns and bridges
- Prepare for oral surgeries by creating a model of the patient’s tooth or teeth as a guide
- Generate three-dimensional preview models for testing the fit of a prosthesis
In combination, 3D x-rays and 3D printing benefit our patients by allowing early detection of dental problems, improving efficiency and saving processing time, as well as enhancing precision treatment.
In addition, digital 3D technology addresses the question of occlusion, which presents itself in practically every dental treatment that alters a patient’s tooth structure, including dental fillings, root canals, tooth replacement and more. Occlusion refers to the contact between your upper and lower teeth or, in other words, how your teeth line up.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR 3D X-RAY/3D PRINTING/DIGITAL DENTISTRY IN RICHMOND?
At Grand Parkway Smiles we have fully embraced 3D digital technology and make it available to all patients.
3D x-rays may be used on patients as a diagnostic tool for
- tooth decay
- retreatment root canal
- periodontal disease
- impacted wisdom teeth
- defective restorations or fillings
- teeth development in children
3D printing may be used for patients who need
- dental fillings
- root canals
- dental implants
- dental crowns
- dental bridges
The bottom line is that practically every patient can benefit from our 3D digital technology, including children!
WHY CHOOSE GRAND PARKWAY SMILES IN RICHMOND,TX, FOR 3D X-RAY/3D PRINTING/DIGITAL DENTISTRY?
The dentists at Grand Parkway Smiles strive to bring you the best and the latest in dentistry technology. Committed to delivering the highest quality in dental diagnostics and treatment, we utilize superior equipment to provide above-standard dental care.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER 3D X-RAY/3D PRINTING/DIGITAL DENTISTRY?
3D digital dental technology may be highly complex in its inner workings, but it is surprisingly uncomplicated for the patient. In fact, we know you will love the time you save, the superior diagnostics you’ll receive, and the reliable products we create.
See what 3D x-ray/3D printing/digital dentistry can do for you! Schedule a dental appointment today by calling 832-222-0016!
Loved this dentist! So quick, nice and informative... I was dreading taking my 21 month old daughter to her first appointment but they were so helpful and sweet! Highly recommend this office