Dental Implants I-CAT Cone Beam 3D Scanner in San Rafael, CA
At Dr. Peter Zahedi’s office, we use a state-of-the-art I-CAT cone beam 3-D dental imaging system. The I-CAT provides high-definition, in-office, three-dimensional digital imaging at a reduced cost.
The i-CAT cone beam 3D scanner utilizes a special type of technology to generate three-dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan.
Benefits of using 3-D Imaging:
- A 3-D image of all oral and maxillofacial structures that can be fully manipulated for the best diagnostic information possible.
- About 100 times less radiation than a traditional CT scan done in a hospital and delivers quicker and easier image acquisition – a typical scan takes only 20 seconds.
- Allows doctors to visualize anatomy that can not be diagnosed externally or in 2-dimensional images.
- More accurate treatment planning and predictable treatment outcomes.
- confirm certain treatments are necessary.
- The I-CAT scan allows for better dental implant placement and prosthetic outcomes.
If a gapped smile is sapping your confidence, contact our skilled dentist near you for dental implants. Implants are the nearest alternative to real teeth, and they look, function, and feel like natural teeth.
Who Can Benefit from Dental Implants?
Any adult patient who has lost teeth due to different reasons stands to benefit from getting implants in San Rafael, CA. We may lose natural teeth due to these causes:
- Natural Aging
As we grow older, tooth enamel wears down by itself, and the tooth may completely disappear.
- Decay Formation
Decay and cavities eat away tooth structure and cause permanent tooth loss.
- Accidents and trauma
Teeth may be dislodged or knocked out of their sockets due to blows, falls, or during contact sports. If you are unable to visit Dr. Peter Zahedi within 30 minutes, it may not be possible to re-insert the tooth in its socket.
- Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease attacks the gums and bone holding the tooth and causes teeth to come loose from their sockets.
Systemic diseases like arthritis or diabetes can also cause tooth loss. Regardless of the reason, tooth loss can result in loss of speaking and chewing functionalities and force teeth to drift out of position. If you’re looking for reliable dental restorations, please contact our experienced dentist in San Rafael, CA, for implants near you.
Why Implants Are the Preferred Solution
Dental implants at San Rafael Dentistry are high-tech replacements for natural teeth, and Dr. Peter Zahedi has placed hundreds of implants for patients. They are long-lasting and exceptionally durable as they fuse with your jaw bone. Implants do not decay, and they can enhance the aesthetics of your smile. They also keep adjacent teeth stable by preventing them from changing position and affecting your bite.
They prevent bone loss and add definition and shape to your facial structure. Most importantly, they help you chew, speak, and smile confidently.
Most patients are eligible for dental implants. Those with insufficient bone density can benefit from advanced diagnostics and bone grafting treatment. To learn more about your eligibility for implants, please call or email San Rafael Dentistry for an appointment.