While digital oral x-rays are able to capture two-dimensional pictures of your teeth, 3D oral imaging can provide a 360-degree, extremely detailed view of your oral structures. 3D imaging, including cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and CT scanning, helps board-certified oral surgeons Drs. Stephen DeMarco, Diego Miron, Timothy Adams, and Luis Delgado evaluate the entire extent of oral health issues or damage in the jaw, teeth, sinus cavities, nerves, airways, and other structures. It is an innovative technology that offers a high-resolution visualization of each individual's overall oral health and an important tool we use when planning for tooth extractions, implant placements, and other surgical procedures. In addition to helping us assess possible dental health issues occurring below the gums or within the jaw, 3D CT scans and CBCT imaging allow our Albany, NY team to treat patients with even greater accuracy and efficiency for positive oral health outcomes. 3D oral imaging at Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons also permits our experts to thoroughly assist Albany, NY patients in making educated, informed decisions pertaining to their dental treatments.
"I would leave a review of more than 5 stars if I could! I don't usually leave reviews but felt compelled because I've been so impressed with the entire team. I've had several implants in the Albany office over many years and working with my teeth isn't easy for anyone...they make it seem effortless and supported me and my concerns with every step. Dr Demarco (and Dr. Miron) and the entire support staff are simply amazing. I only trust this team with my specialty oral health care. The entire team is professional yet warm and show their dedication to their patients with each interaction. I had three incidences where I needed to talk with someone after hours and ALWAYS got the help I needed immediately. Thank you to everyone at this office for your dedication, for your focus on my concerns, and for helping me continue to have good oral health (and a great smile)!"- L.S. / Google / May 20, 2023
"My Consultation experience at this facility was positive. The reception office was very friendly and efficient. The consultation provided me with my options associated with my tooth extraction and what to expect during and after. All my questions and concerns were answered professionally. My visit was completely satisfactory. Would definitely recommend this Oral Surgery office."- E.J. / Google / May 20, 2023
"Dr Delgado did the prep for 2 implants last summer and did an extraction last week. They both were done very well. The staff and nurses are very nice and made me relaxed and comfortable."- T.M. / Google / Mar 27, 2023
"Recently had some extensive oral surgery here and they did a great job! They fully explained everything and made me feel really comfortable throughout the process. Thanks again for everything!"- A. / Google / Jan 26, 2023
"Made a very unpleasant experience better. Dr Delgado is good!"- J.B. / Google / Dec 20, 2022
3D imaging can be used to diagnose a wide number of dental problems for patients of any age. For children, it provides the opportunity to monitor changes and developments in dental and facial growth and identify complications early on. Cone beam and CT scans can also be utilized throughout orthodontic treatments to determine whether teeth are aligning and shifting as planned and when planning treatment time for wisdom tooth extractions. Adults considering dental implants for tooth replacement, individuals having cysts or tumors in the bone, or those who need corrective jaw surgery can benefit from 3D imaging technology as this approach increases precision in treatment planning, as well as clinical results.
What to Expect
Like dental x-rays, CT scanning and CBCT imaging is generally a part of your standard dental examination when visiting Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons for care. The actual procedures are very comfortable and are similar to having a panoramic x-ray taken. When undergoing 3D imaging, our state-of-the-art scanner will rotate 360-degrees around your head, capturing extremely detailed images of your face, jaw, and head as it moves. The entire process takes only about 20 – 40 seconds to render a complete whole-mouth view. The images are then uploaded to your patient chart and stored on our computer. Our team will review the images with you and point out any areas of concern or indications of dental conditions that may require treatment. Since the CT scanning and cone beam imaging processes do use a low amount of radiation, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to let us know beforehand.
There generally are no follow-up recommendations following CBCT or CT scans as the technologies offer a safe and very comfortable diagnostic process. Depending on your needs, 3D imaging may take place during your consultation and throughout your care to access your treatment and monitor any oral health conditions. Our team can give you an idea of when you might need a follow-up 3D imaging scan during your consultation.
As diagnostic services, 3D CT scans and CBCT imaging is often covered by dental insurance plans. Our billing staff will get in touch with your insurance company and inform you whether there are any out-of-pocket fees that are not covered by your benefits. In the event that you do not carry insurance or have personal expenses for your care, our surgical center accepts multiple forms of payment, including third-party flexible financing with CareCredit®.
3D Oral Imaging
CBCT and CT scans are advanced diagnostic methods we utilize with great success to discover and treat problems that occur in the teeth, mouth, jaw, and face. 3D oral imaging is often incorporated into minor and complex dental procedures to help simplify the treatment process, deliver accurate outcomes, and reduce the danger of complications. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of 3D oral imaging, contact Capital District Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons in Albany, NY today.