Dental CT Scan
Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan provides one of the most accurate 3D images of your mouth. It
is an essential tool for surgical procedures, like implant placement and bone grafts.
The scan takes images of your head and neck from a variety of angles, which provides your Long Beach
dentist with a good view of your sinuses, nerves, and jawbone – all of which are important for
determining whether someone is a good candidate for dental implants.
This type of 3D imaging technology in Long Beach can also provide your orthodontist with the
information they need to create cephalometric projections.
With the information provided in the CT scan, your orthodontist can see how your skull relates to
your teeth and jawbones. Based on that, they can determine which methods will work best for your
needs to achieve optimal occlusion and a beautiful, straight smile.
Digital Intraoral Scanners
Your Long Beach dentist utilizes two types of digital scanners.
- TRIOS Intraoral Scanner: This scanner takes pictures intraorally and transmits
them to a computer. We can send these images to your insurance company, a dental specialist or
doctor, or a dental lab. The 3D image that’s created helps us create dental restorations that
fit accurately, reducing your risk of a high bite or recurrent decay. We can also use this
scanner (and the iTero scanner) to aid in the fabrication of Invisalign® clear aligners.
- iTero Digital Scanner: This type of 3D imaging technology in Long Beach creates
a 3D image of your teeth so we can get a better view of teeth that need to be restored with crowns, bridges, or dental implants. It’s an essential part of our
“crowns in a day” system.