In-Office Technology at Robson Family Dental
What sets our practice apart is not just the patient experience, but also the in-office technology we offer. Those days of traditional x-rays are behind us, without those heavy lead aprons or mouth implements to take proper images. Today, our advancements now allow us to take 3D images of a patient’s smile, to expose more than what Dr. Robson can see with the naked eye.
Cone Beam Scanner
A cone beam (CBCT) scanner is quite different from a traditional x-ray. If you were in need of more invasive treatment, such as a bone graft or a dental implant installation, we would utilize the CBCT scanner. Instead of individual scans, the CBCT scanner takes multiple scans of your jawbone or skull, and puts the scans together into a cohesive 3D model. This virtual 3D model can be used to pinpoint any problem areas, accurately see the positioning of your teeth, and help determine your candidacy for certain treatments.
If you seek dental implants or a different dental device, Dr. Robson can use the 3D model of your jawbone to virtually design the device. This way, he can accurately place your device or plan your treatment with a reduced margin of error. It’s better technology for more successful procedures.
The Advantage of Digital X-Rays
In addition to the CBCT scanner, we also keep digital x-rays of our patient’s smiles. These are your standard side-view x-rays, but are taken and stored digitally. We can keep track of the condition of your smile over time, comparing past x-rays with current ones. We also use these x-rays to take a closer look at any problem areas, such as cavities or fractured teeth.
Improving the Provider/Patient Relationship
In the past, consultations between dental care providers and their patients would be done over 2D, film x-rays that could seem jumbled and confusing to the patient. But with these advancements in scanning technology and display, Dr. Robson enjoys helping patients better understand their oral health and what lies underneath their gums. In addition, planning a treatment or procedure is much more streamlined and informative: patients are less confused about what they are seeing, and can become more involved in the process.
Here at Robson Family Dental, we pride ourselves on the relationships we maintain with our patients. From the first consultation to the final procedure, we want to ensure that each step goes smoothly. Contact us to ask any questions you may have, or schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Robson about your dental health.