Gramercy Smiles office is using the latest Instrumentarium OP300 cone beam technology scanner with a variable size field of view. This provides us with the information we need but at the lowest radiation dose to you.
A new technology has been developed that provides 3D imaging at a greatly reduced radiation exposure and cost compared to medical CAT scans. This technology is called Cone Beam CT and dentists have begun to rely on these 3D imaging techniques to provide them with a detailed view of the mouth and skull. The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that bone structure, bone density, tissues, and nerves can be viewed clearly.
Cone Beam CT scans can be completed in less than half a minute. This means that far less radiation enters the body than if a regular set of bitewing X-rays were taken. Additionally, the scanner provides an open environment, meaning that claustrophobic feelings associated with medical CT scanners are eliminated. The cone beam CT scan is an incredible tool that is minimizing the cost of dental treatment, reducing treatment time and enhancing the end results of dental procedures.