Digital X-Ray

CT, Panoramic & Digital X-rays


Technology that was once reserved for medical CT scans is now being used to create realistic 3D representations of a patient’s entire smile. The Planmeca Promax 3D is an imaging device that produces all of the required volume sizes for diagnosing the maxillofacial region (your jaw bones) to the entire skull.

Using Cone Beam Computed Technology (CBCT) a large number of two dimensional x-ray images are taken from different angles. A 3-D volumetric image is then calculated from these 2-D projections, which means that the final image can be viewed at any angle.

    What is it used for?

  • dental implant planning - all of our implant surgeries
    start with a 3D model of your mouth
  • oral surgery planning
  • TMJ analysis
  • root canal diagnosis
  • periodontal diagnosis


Digital x-rays are essential, preventative, diagnostic tools that provide valuable information not visible during a regular dental exam. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and accurately detect hidden dental abnormalities and complete an accurate treatment plan. Without x-rays, problem areas may go undetected.

Are dental x-rays safe?

Dental x-rays produce a low level of radiation and are considered safe. Our team take necessary precautions to limit the patient’s exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays. These precautions include using lead apron shields to protect the body and using modern, fast film that cuts down the exposure time of each x-ray

How often should dental x-rays be taken?

The need for dental x-rays depends on each patient’s individual dental health needs. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend necessary x-rays based on the review of your medical and dental history, dental exam, signs and symptoms, age consideration, and risk for disease.

A full mouth series of dental x-rays is recommended for new patients. A full series is usually good for three to five years. Bite-wing x-rays (x-rays of top and bottom teeth biting together) are taken at recall (check-up) visits and are recommended once or twice a year to detect new dental problems.

    What is it used for?

  • Abscesses or cysts.
  • Bone loss.
  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
  • Decay between the teeth.
  • Developmental abnormalities.
  • Poor tooth and root positions.
  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

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