3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Welcome to Hometown Dental in Sedalia, MO, your family dentist!

“. . . I have had more than average dental procedures and have gone to many different dentists throughout the years. I recently had two missing crowns replaced in one morning. I had two implants placed on another day. These procedures used to take sooo long! I believe Dr. Lancaster does an excellent job and he stands behind his work, a rare thing nowadays! . . .”

Sharon E.

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Your smile is worth a thousand words and the advancement of dental medicine has brought about some of the most extraordinary methods to x-ray it. Here at Hometown Dental in Sedalia, MO, we offer the most current 3D imaging technology to conduct your implant procedure precisely and safely.

3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. The technology in this type of CT scanner generates 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, and bone in the head and neck region in a single scan. It removes the need for multiple x-rays and gives a clearer image to the doctor.

3D Cone Beam images taken at Hometown Dental in Sedalia, MO allow for the following:

  • Precise planning and implementation of dental implants
  • Better formed root canal therapy
  • Safer wisdom teeth extractions
  • Essential evaluation for diseases of the jaw, teeth, and bone structure of the face, nasal cavity, and sinuses

Here’s how it works:

Our 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography works hand-in-hand with CEREC technology in crafting top-quality restorations. CEREC is a digital infrared camera, a medical grade computer and a milling machine, all located on-site at our office. The system allows your dentist to repair a damaged tooth in about one hour using tooth-colored ceramic restorations.

The camera takes an optical impression of the damaged tooth, eliminating the need for cumbersome and uncomfortable impression molds, then uploads the image to the computer. Once in the system, we use 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design the restoration. Then, the CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) system takes over to automatically create the restoration while you wait. Finally, the new custom-crafted restoration is bonded to the remaining healthy tooth tissue of the damaged tooth.

CEREC has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe, and effective, with more than 20 million performed worldwide.

Call Hometown Dental in Sedalia, MO at 660.826.0146 to schedule an appointment today!

Your local general dentist: 1806 W 5th Street, Sedalia, MO 65301.