Benefits of 3D Imaging and External X-rays


3D imaging is the latest technology in dentistry for accurate diagnoses and treatment planning of complex dental issues.

While traditional 2D x-rays are still great for diagnosing cavities and other issues directly related to your teeth, 3D images help diagnose problems such as pain issues that are not evident on 2D x-rays. Since they are taken outside the mouth, they also provide a more comfortable way to make diagnoses on patients who struggle with traditional x-rays, such as gag reflexes. This is extremely helpful for young children, too, as it’s an extremely quick process!

Benefits of 3D Imaging

A 3D scan allows dentists to view dental anatomy from various angles. A 3D scan can help gain a better view of bone structures, such as adjacent root positions, in order to locate canals and root fractures, as well as provide the ability to more accurately measure anatomical structures.

These scans also support a wide range of diagnosis and treatment planning, making them extremely flexible. In addition, they increase the possibility of treatment success, giving dentists greater predictability and confidence in preparing for extractions, performing root evaluations, and placing implants.

A few of the main 3D imaging benefits include:

  • Convenience

  • Environmentally safe

  • Better suited for patient education

  • Easily transferred

  • Copied more accurately

  • Safer for patients

  • Great for children

Here at Rasmussen Dental, our external X-rays use a digital sensor which immediately uploads the images into our computer. And, as an added bonus, this method results in 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays! No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.

Are you interested in 3D imaging and external x-rays? Schedule an appointment now!