At Fort Worth Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we take pride in our dedication to continuing education and our investment in the latest technology. We believe our patients deserve only the best, that’s why we invest in cutting edge technology that makes for a faster, more comfortable dental appointment with longer lasting, more natural looking results. If you’re looking for a Fort Worth dentist that offers the latest technology and techniques, you’ve come to the right place!
The standard x-ray is essential in determining any dental problems you may have, but unfortunately, it may not reveal everything happening inside your mouth. We are proud to utilize intraoral camera technology in our office.
An intraoral camera can project an image of your tooth onto a monitor, so you can see the problem in a magnified version and how we can correct the issue. It can also identify problems that may not be detected by the general means of examination, including cracks in your fillings or fractured teeth. Similar to the size and design of a dental mirror, an intraoral camera allows you to make better decisions regarding your treatment as you can see the same things we see.
We offer one of the latest technological advances in dentistry with digital radiography (x-rays). A wireless sensor is placed in the mouth, and a computer generates an image in 30 seconds as opposed to the general 4-6 minute wait time for images taken on dental film. These X-rays can also be enhanced on the computer and enlarged.
Not only are they friendly to the environment, they are much safer than traditional x-rays. Digital radiographs reduce radiation exposure by 90 percent!
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 (cone beam) scan of your entire jaw. The images allow for quick and easy diagnosis and more precise treatment planning.
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.
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 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 tooth 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:
3D 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.
Galileos is the pinnacle of dental imaging technology, allowing us to easily, accurately, and quickly diagnose our 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!