The Future of Dental Imaging Technology is Here
If you’ve ever needed a special x-ray, you were probably referred to a radiology center. At Ft. Worth Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer the Galileos 3D Imaging System to our patients, in the comfort and convenience of our own dental office. With the Galileos system, Dr. Nikki Green and Dr. Robert Leedy can capture x-rays of your teeth, as well as a full, three dimensional (or cone beam) scan of your entire jaw. The images allow for quick and easy diagnosis and more precise treatment planning. Call our Ft. Worth dental office today at (817) 653-8859 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Green or Dr. Leedy, and experience this innovative dental technology firsthand.
How Galileos 3D Imaging Works
The Galileos system is a revolution in dental imaging technology. The patient simply steps up to the machine, bites down on a plate, and holds still for a mere 20 seconds. Part of the machine travels around the patient’s head and takes over 200 images in about 15 seconds. The images record every possible angle that would be required for diagnoses and treatment planning for most procedures. Ten minutes later, the doctor will have a full 3D image.
Advantages of Galileos Imaging
Galileos imaging gives Dr. Green and Dr. Leedy a comprehensive view of your mouth in less time than a traditional x-ray system can produce a flat, two dimensional image. Three dimensional images are also more detailed and clear than their predecessor, the 2D image. The main benefit of Galileos is evident in treatment planning. Accurate knowledge of the jaw and teeth roots takes out educated guesswork and allows for fact-based treatment planning on orthodontic, implant, and full mouth rehabilitation cases. This greatly reduces the potential for complications and improves the likelihood of successful procedures.
With the 3D images, we can diagnose problems that normal x-rays would reveal, as well as many other conditions. These include but are not limited to:
- cavities between teeth and beneath the gum line,
- root and/or canal problems,
- negative effects gum disease beneath the gum line,
- TMJ disorder,
- the quality of existing restorations,
- un-erupted or impacted teeth,
- and low-lying sinus cavities that could be problematic for implant placement.
The images even allow us to measure jawbone density, which will help the doctor determine if the patient is a good candidate for implants.
Having Galileos in our office is like having a hospital CT scanner at our disposal, only better because Galileos exposes patients to a fraction of the radiation of a CT scanner, and costs about a quarter of what a CT scan costs.
Once the images are processed, they can be formatted and securely saved on our digital records, then burned onto a compact disc for your own records. Digital images may also be instantly transmitted to other doctors and specialists working on your case.
Call Now to Schedule an Appointment
Galileos is the pinnacle of dental imaging technology, allowing dentists to easily, accurately, and quickly diagnose their patients. It is convenient, comfortable, and safe for patients, as well. Call our Ft. Worth dental office today at (817) 653-8859 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nikki Green or Dr. Robert Leedy and experience this amazing technology for yourself!