X-rays have entered a whole new dimension with the GALILEOS 3-D imaging system. GALILEOS is a state-of-the-art dental technology that delivers superior quality images of your teeth with one of the lowest possible doses of radiation.
One of the reasons why patients love GALILEOS is because 3-D imaging capability translates into more precise, more natural-looking dental restorations. While traditional 2-D imaging is limited in its scope, with GALILEOS we can measure things like bone density, which is essential for placing dental implants.
To determine whether you're a good candidate for dental implants, one of the primary things we must evaluate is the thickness and quality of your jaw bone. This is important because dental implants are permanently attached to your jaw, and it's essential that your jaw is dense enough -- and healthy enough -- for implants to be possible and successful. With 3-D scans, we can also gauge the thickness of your bone structure to determine what size dental implants are appropriate for your mouth. In essence, the more information we have about your mouth, the better your dental implants will look and feel!
We love GALILEOS because it helps us make a diagnosis quickly, easily and accurately. Simply put, 3-D scans capture much more data than traditional X-rays. This gives us an in-depth picture of your jaw, mouth and teeth. We can use this information to determine whether certain problems such as cavities, abnormal growths, sinus problems, sleep apnea or nerve damage exist -- conditions that aren't evident from a traditional 2-D image.