Braintree, MA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014
Braintree, MA periodontist, Dr. Thomas Mone now uses Cone Beam imaging technology to improve the anatomical visualization of his patient’s head and mouth which allows him to more precisely replace missing teeth with dental implants. The Cone Beam imaging technology, although relatively new has revolutionized how dental professionals approach many dental procedures including implant placement, orthodontic adjustment and diagnostic procedures. Conventional imaging methods can be limiting to dental professionals because they only provide a two-dimensional image. Alternatively, Cone Beam imaging provides a highly detailed three-dimensional image that allows the dental professional to see all structures, from bone to soft tissue.
Cone Beam imaging is a relatively new type of imaging technology, but its application in the dental world has dramatically improved and has the potential to continually improve the dental profession as a whole. Cone Beam imaging, although similar to traditional radiographic imaging techniques differs in the shape of the x-ray beam, which is cone shaped instead of the typical fan shape seen with other imaging methods. This cone shape provides dental professionals with a high definition, three-dimensional picture of the mouth and head area. The image can be manipulated by specialized computer software to allow visualization from all angles.
Cone Beam imaging technology can be used in many different dental procedures, but has been shown to be very useful when placing dental implants. The comprehensive image can dramatically aid dental professionals create treatment plans for dental implants by helping to identify both the precise placement and size of the implant needed. The Cone Beam image is advantageous to patients as well because the comprehensive nature of the image can help dental professionals protect and preserve bone structure and facial nerves that can be negatively affected during these types of dental procedures.
Dr. Mone believes that all patients deserve the most technologically advanced imaging options when undergoing dental procedures to help improve efficiency and accuracy. By using Cone Beam imaging technology, Dr. Mone has access to comprehensive three-dimensional images that help him with both the diagnosing and treatment of dental issues.
About the Doctor:
Mone Periodontics is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Braintree, MA. The leading periodontist at the practice, Dr. Thomas Mone, graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a bachelor’s degree, and then went on to attend the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine and graduated at the top of his class. He completed his periodontal training at Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Mone is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® protocol, an FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Mone Periodontics and their dental services visit their website at http://www.braintreeperio.com and call (781) 348-9925.