Facial Imaging

Thanks to today’s sophisticated technology, Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery offers our patients the most advanced facial imaging techniques available in the Indianapolis area.

Three-Dimensional Facial Imaging Advantages

facial-imagingComputed tomography, or CT, is an imaging technique that provides a three-dimensional representation of both hard and soft tissues. In the past, dentists and oral surgeons were limited to basic X-ray technology, which provided only images of bones and teeth.

The ability to acquire 3-D images had been limited to what were complex and expensive CT scans, found only in hospitals and diagnostic facilities. Today, CT technology is available for our patients who may benefit from its many advantages. Using a small, portable wand-like device, we can obtain images of the jaw and the surrounding areas in only seconds.

This state-of-the-art technology also allows us to store your radiographic images digitally, and enhance them in a variety of ways to provide a clearer picture. This in turn allows us to identify and recommend the best treatment options for you.

CT Scanning Technology for Oral Surgery and Implants

Tomography scans are especially helpful in the diagnosis of TMJ and TMD, and for the placement of dental implants.

When preparing for implants, our surgeons use advanced facial imaging to provide a better understanding of your jaw’s structure and bone strength. It also provides the surgical team with the ability to map out the procedure long before surgery and to ensure that your implants are precisely fitted to your mouth.

For those who suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), CT scans provide precise, sectional views of the entire joint’s structure and condition, allowing our doctors to make an informed diagnosis and recommend the right course of treatment.

CT scans and other advanced imaging techniques take the guesswork out of oral surgery and restoration, providing better results in less time.

Contact Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, serving Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers and the surrounding communities, to learn more about how our advanced imaging techniques can improve your oral care.