Serving areas of Okemos, Lansing, and East Lansing, MI
Safe & Accurate CBCT Dental Scans in Okemos
While a lot goes into making a dental office a truly great place for patients, one of the most important things a dentist can do for those in her care is to invest in an up to date facility and the best technology. CBCT is the technology of the present and future. Dr. Tenaglia is the only general dentist in the Mid-Michigan area to invest in this technology to better serve her patients. In implant dentistry, the difference between the newest piece of The Carestream 9300 CBCT technology and an older model can be the difference between a correct diagnosis and an incorrect one. As part of her commitment to her patients, Dr. Tenaglia has consistently invested in the latest technology.
This new and exciting technology will enable Dr. Tenaglia to take crystal clear pictures of your jaw and mouth while exposing you to substantially less radiation.
Contact us online or feel free to call us today at (517) 347-6733 to learn more about our CBCT dental scans in Okemos.
CBCT Technology for TMJ & Dental Implants
The Carestream 9300c produces clear, crisp pictures of your jaw and mouth, and it does so with greater speed than many other CT scanners. This isn’t just a technical improvement; these images are crucial for diagnoses and the creation of a treatment plan for your implants, TMJ treatment and diagnosis.
They are especially useful for three types of patients:
- Patients suffering from TMJ/TMD
- Patients who need dental implants
- Orthodontic cases
By providing Dr. Tenaglia with a clearer picture of your jaw and bite, the Carestream 9300c enables her to see the full extent of the problems with your temporomandibular joint. With this information, Dr. Tenaglia can diagnose and treat your TMJ pain, head and neck pain, and position you into the proper alignment for your bite.
When placing dental implants, it’s vital to have a clear view of the area where the implant is to be placed. The Carestream 9300c gives Dr. Tenaglia a clear view of the underlying jaw structure and the surrounding vital structures. This is especially helpful for guided tissue surgery when placing implants and identifying and correcting existing implant problems.
Less Radiation Means a Safer Scan
A CBCT scan is essentially a series of images taken in slices to accurately present a picture of the anatomy. Dr. Tenaglia always makes sure to keep that amount of radiation as small as possible. With the Carestream 9300c CT scanner, Dr. Tenaglia can dramatically reduce the amount of radiation her patients are exposed to when they undergo a CBCT scan.
Radiation doses are expressed using a unit of measurement known as the “millisievert,” or mSv. Most multi-detector CBCT scans require a radiation dose of between 0.8 and 2.0 MSV to produce a clear image. With the Carestream 9300c, however, Dr. Tenaglia can image with a dose that ranges from .04 to .19 MSV, depending on what is being scanned. This lower dosage means less exposure!
If you’re looking for a skilled Okemos dentist for placement and restoration of dental implants, orthodontic treatment, or help with your TMJ/TMD pain, please contact Dr. Christine Tenaglia today for more information.
Call us today at (517) 347-6733 and schedule your appointment for our CT dental scans in Okemos.