Basingstoke Dental X-Rays
OPG (Orthopantomogram) & CBCT
An OPG provides a panoramic view of the mouth, teeth and bones of the upper and lower jaws.
A CBCT provides:
Conventional 2D periapicals and panoramic x-rays form the backbone of diagnosis and treatment planning in dentistry. But 2D images have their limitations. These images display superimposed layers of a 3D object and so from a single film it is impossible to determine where structures lie within that image and image distortion also plays a part.
3D images yield minimum distortion with a 1:1 display of dental structures which means we can now take measurements with a high degree of accuracy. Over the years with the size of the machines reducing and radiation doses reduced to safer levels, the use of 3D imaging for dentistry has become acceptable and in many cases it can be shown that the lack of a third dimension can actually diminish the level of care being rendered.
The utility in every-day dental practice is extensive, with applications in many areas of diagnosis and treatment planning, including endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, implantology, dental and maxillofacial surgery, and TMJ analysis.
NEW – Advanced 3D X-Rays
Our recently fitted Orthophos XG x-ray machine makes the x-ray procedure easier and safer than ever. Patients can get a full scans of their teeth performed in a comfortable and straightforward manner, with the option of a full 3D scan.
This advanced machine is only available in a limited number of dental clinics around the South, putting ItalDent at the forefront of patient comfort and convenience.
How does it work?
The dental technician will adjust the machine for the patient's height, then the patient just needs to stand or sit in position for a few seconds whilst the machine does all the work. It's quick, simple and much more precise than a regular dental x-ray. It even easily accommodates children and wheelchairs.
Less x-rays, more clarity
The Orthophos machine uses a lower dose of x-rays than older devices, with adjustments to allow optimum image quality.
Advantages of 3D scanning
For complicated procedures such as Implants and Dentures, the introduction of 3D imaging makes preparations highly reliable and much less invasive. With a single visit, the dental technician can view a highly detailed three dimensional view of a patient's entire jaw, within just a few minutes.