Modern dental technology has dramatically improved how patients experience dentistry in a number of ways. One such improvement is through the use of 3D oral imaging. Using cone beam scanning technology, 3D images show your teeth, underlying bone, and facial structures in crisp detail and deliver a superior ability for general dentist Dr. Andrew LeQuang to diagnose conditions and plan for optimal treatment results. Patients appreciate the non-invasiveness of 3D imaging, as it uses far less radiation than traditional dental radiographs. 3D scans produce images that enable our Made Ya Smile team to take a more profound, whole-mouth approach in providing personalized care and helping you make the best possible decisions for your family's oral health.
Incorporating 3D oral imaging into our treatment approach brings a higher standard of care to Katy, TX patients. These scans create a 360-degree image of your teeth, jawbones, sinus cavities, facial structures, and ears along with other portions of your neck and head. Dr. LeQuang can then use this information to diagnose conditions often earlier than with other means and accurately plan for the ideal treatments to restore oral health. With such detailed images, our team can frequently treat problems early on, before they grow into larger issues, and save your family time and money down the road. We use 3D scans when treatment planning for wisdom tooth extractions, full mouth reconstruction, dental implant surgery, and a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Contact our friendly team right now and schedule your visit to learn in 3D imaging can benefit your oral health.
"Great dental hygienist"- S.P. / Google / Jan 29, 2020
"I went in with pain on my left side and after taking exams and speaking to the doctor she was able to determine the cause of the pain and referred me to another office for the procedure. I wasn’t there very long and left satisfied with their amazing staff. Carmen at the front office was very friendly and was able to answer any questions that I had."- C.M. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"First time I came to this location, I went on my lunch break and waited in an empty waiting room for an hour before I reminded them that I had an appointment and I was still there... so I was hesitant to go back. That was about a year ago. I really needed a cleaning and this location is really convenient, so I gave it another try. So glad I did Because the staff was amazing! They got me checked in and I did not have to wait long at all. Crystal took care of me and answered all of my tedious questions. Everyone works together so well! The dentist came in and made me feel really comfortable and took care of my fillings. Also, I had to feed my son between the cleaning and the dentist exam, they were really nice about it and gave me enough time without feeling rushed. Over all great experience with receptionist, dental assistants, dentist, and at check out!"- A. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Very nice staff."- A.H. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"Always love this place. Today’s wait time was longer than usual, but the amazing patient care I always receive makes up for it. Highly recommend this office."- S.H. / Google / Dec 11, 2019
3D oral imaging is a safe process for patients of ages and may be an important aspect of planning procedures that meet your family's needs. Our cone beam digital system captures high-quality images of the mouth, face, head, neck, and jaw by rotating 360-degrees around your head. Patients at every stage in life can benefit from this type of diagnostic procedure. Dr. LeQuang may use 3D imaging to evaluate kids for orthodontic needs and monitor the various stages of jaw development and tooth eruption. These scans are also extremely helpful when determining if impacted or wisdom teeth require extraction and planning the best treatment timing for these procedures. Adults who need teeth replaced with dental implants or restorative and cosmetic care like smile makeovers may also be ideal candidates for cone beam images. Even conditions like oral trauma, TMJ disorders, and endodontic problems can be better served by planning for care with high-definition 3D oral images.
What to Expect
The process of having a 3D scan made of your head and neck is comfortable, efficient, and very fast. A member of our team will position in front of our imaging machine. It will then move around your head in a circle while capturing snapshots of your face at different angles. The final images reveal a complete picture of your teeth, roots, jawbone, nerves, facial bones, sinus cavities, ears, and other structures in your head and neck areas. Please let us know if you are expecting or think you might be pregnant so that we can take special precautions. Once your 3D images are taken, they immediately become part of your file and are transmitted digitally into our system. 3D cone beam scans take less than 40 seconds to complete. Dr. LeQuang will then review your images with you and point out any areas of concern or special interest. He and our team place great value on educating patients about their oral health and empowering them to take a proactive approach in treating any dental needs.
The results of your scan will be kept in your file and used to personalize your care to help you select the best treatment options for bringing health and beauty to your smile. Though digital dental x-rays are still highly beneficial in many situations, 3D cone beam images may be used to as part of your preventive or restorative treatment plan or during routine exams to yield the most accurate information for assessing dental conditions. Regardless of whether your oral health needs are simple or extensive, Dr. LeQuang and our team strive to bring high-quality care to every dental visit. We may use 3D scans when greater detail is needed or to amplify our ability to diagnose certain conditions, or when dental x-rays cannot provide the level of diagnostic ability that we believe is best. 3D scans may be taken as part of your routine visits to Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX or when planning for oral surgery, restorative, or cosmetic treatments.
3D digital images for diagnosis may be taken at your annual dental exam visits or as needed to evaluate your oral health. Most dental insurance plans provide some coverage for diagnostic procedures like oral imaging. To learn about your specific plan benefits, our team will contact your insurance provider. Any personal expenses will be discussed before we take your images. Our Katy, TX family practice is proud to accept convenient payment solutions, including low-cost financing payment plans with CareCredit®. If you would like more information on how we can help make your dental care easier to afford, talk with a member of our friendly team today.
3D Oral Imaging
Advanced oral imaging with 3D scanning technology is changing how patients receive dental care by offering enhanced diagnostics and better treatment planning abilities. Dr. LeQuang and our team at Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX are proud to bring this whole-mouth approach for evaluating oral health in greater detail to patients of all ages. With these scans, we can often identify treatment needs earlier on and take a more conservative approach to restore oral health and an attractive smile. We invite you to contact our modern family dental practice to learn more about how 3D imaging can be an integral part of your dental experiences.