"I recently took my 85 year old mother for her dental appointment. She has dementia and I was concerned about how she would react to returning to Rye Smiles after a 2+ year absence. She did amazing well and I attribute it to the staff, who treated her with kindness, understanding and patience. She was greeted by name as soon as we walked in and the staff was genuinely happy to see her. We had had to reschedule this appointment twice due to unexpected health issues, and each time I called, the receptionist asked how my mom was doing. I highly recommend Rye Smiles."
Everything we do revolves around providing exceptional dentistry to our patients. Now, with PreXion 3D imaging, our patients can actually see the bone structure of their mouths. This technology allows us to determine the exact position and condition of each tooth, root structure, and the jaw – in 3D! The image can be rotated, circled, and viewed from within and without. What was once science fiction is now a tool we use to map the precise route to restoration or surgical repair.
What Is Cone Beam CT?
PreXion3D Cone Beam CT (computed tomography) imaging involves the use of an x-rayarm rotating around your head. While the arm rotates, it captures multiple images and sends them to a digital computer. The digital computer reconstructs the images into a 3D image of your internal anatomy. As opposed to traditional 2 dimensional x-ray technology, 3D Cone Beam CT imaging has the unique ability to differentiate tissue types, significantly increase resolution and provide your dentist with the ability to see any area of your dental anatomy from any angle. Your dentist can use this information to make accurate 1-to-1 measurements, identify PreXion3D Cone Beam CT brings x-ray imaging to the next dimension by providing 3D images that allow us to safely diagnose and customize your treatment like never before.
PreXion3D combines the highest quality 3D images and the most powerful software in the industry, enhancing implant planning, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, restorative, general dentistry and much more. This investment in high quality diagnostic imaging reflects our commitment to providing the best possible care for you and your family!. Call us today at 703-565-2503 for an appointment.
What is PreXion3D Cone CT imaging used for?
3D Image Scanning
When a tooth is lost and it needs to be replaced with a dental implant, your dentist needs to evaluate the area for quantity and quality of bone. Traditional two dimensional images from periapical and panoramic x-rays do not provide the buccolingual width and angulation of the available bone which are the most important criteria for implant selection and success. This is why new three dimensional scans are so important in implant planning. Dr. Rye uses highly advanced 3-D image scanning to assess the quantity and quality of the bone present and to visualize the location and relationships between critical internal anatomic structures. This type of sophisticated and precise information is invaluable when treating patients with any kind of bone loss either due to disease or trauma. Using this 3D technology Dr. Rye is able to place implants in areas previously thought unsuitable, obviating the need for more expensive, invasive surgical procedures used to augment bone prior to implant placement.
Within seconds of the PreXion3D scan, wecan present you with the 3D & MPR images, give you a virtual diagnosis, offer up a personalized treatment plan with the expected outcome all in one visit.
The PreXion3D scanner offers enhanced accuracy, visibility and predictability. The results are a reduction in procedure, surgery and anesthesia time, which ultimately translates into a quicker and more comfortable recovery.
A PreXion3D Cone Beam CT scan is significantly less than a medical CT scan.
Because we have a PreXion3D scanner in our office, you can avoid an extra visit to a radiology center or hospital. Plus, it does not require multiple consultation appointments; most treatment plans can be done in one visit.
Unlike more invasive x-ray machines, the PreXion3D scanner allows you to sit comfortably upright in an open air environment. Plus, a PreXion3D scan can take less than 9 seconds for a scan, as opposed to a regular CT scanner which can take much longer. The PreXion3D scan is completely painless and can dramatically reduce x-ray radiation exposure when compared to normal CT scanners and some older traditional dental x-ray machines.
Traditional 2D Panoramic and other dental x-rays are limited when compared to 3D images that can show different angles and planes, allowing us to view any part of your anatomy from any direction or angle.