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3D Imaging (iCap)

Sometimes, a dentist will want to get a closer look at your jawbone for a better diagnosis. Instead of operating to have a look, a 3D imaging machine, such as an I-CAP Unit, can create a computer model of your entire jawbone or skull, revealing any abnormalities or problems.

3D imaging can be extremely helpful in diagnosing cysts, abscesses, cancer of the jaw or sinus issues. It can also be used to plan implants or extractions, to avoid complications.

How 3D Imaging works

To create the 3D image takes just a few seconds. You sit in a chair while the equipment scans the area while the information is instantaneously transferred to the computer.This means the dentist can see what’s going on very quickly, without the need for lengthy exploratory procedures or multiple visits.

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