3D Imaging & Advanced Technology
The Planmeca Promax Cone Beam CT Scanner system gives our oral and maxillofacial practice state-of-the-art technology to help Drs. Dupree, Neupert, & Chandler diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provided precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation. Our new 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits. Our new 3D scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. This helps to limit your radiation exposure because we are focusing specifically on your area of concern. The Planmeca Promax Cone Beam CT Scanner system brings the latest 3D technology to Lafayette Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists, providing unmatched visualization of anatomical detail aids in treatment planning and help us better explain the particulars of your case and address any questions you might have. Drs. Dupree, Neupert, & Chandler can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with your referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improving your experience and delivering a positive treatment outcome.
Cone Beam CT Scanner
This is revolutionary technology now present in your oral surgeon’s office allows the surgeon and the patient to look at the anatomy of your jaw bones and teeth in all 3 dimensions. This is not the same as a hospital CAT Scanner, takes much less time to complete, does not emit near as much radiation, and does not cost near what a CAT scan would cost. This provides your surgeon with valuable information that will allow him to treat your condition more carefully and help diagnose certain conditions of the jaw bones. It will allow him to plan implant surgeries more precisely with identification of vital structures like the maxillary sinus and mandibular sensory nerve. Some insurances will cover this service while others will not, which is why it is important to bring your insurance information with you to your appointment or submit it ahead of time to our office if this is an anticipated service.