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WE LOOK INSIDE AND RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEM
State-of-the-art diagnostic services offered by Face-Clinic ensure precise treatment planning and problem identification, as well as extremely accurate and safe treatment, providing the physician and the patient with an insight into the problem and into the progress of treatment.
At Face-Clinic, we provide a full range of radiological diagnostic services. We operate latest-generation equipment. All the dental offices are equipped with radiovisiographs. For diagnosis in more complex cases, we use digital pantomography, cephalometry and computed tomography. All the diagnostic examinations are provided on Face-Clinic premises.
RADIOVISIOGRAPHY DELIVERS DIGITALLY
RECORDED X-RAY IMAGES
The images are taken in the dentist’s office and permit an immediate and accurate assessment of teeth.
In our clinic, they are taken routinely during root canal treatment and during return appointments in order to diagnose cavities on contact surfaces. Radiovisiography offers significantly more advantages than conventional X-ray images on film.
• ithe amount of harmful radiation during image taking is minimized by up to 90%
• the images are delivered immediately and may be processed according to need (enlarged, shrunk, rotated, contrast-enhanced)
• digital records facilitate data archiving (all images are recorded on the server)
• the images may be recorded on a CD disc and may be sent over the Internet to other dental offices for consultation with specialists.
WE X-RAY AND IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM
Pantomograms are panoramic radiographic images of all the teeth. They are produced in 2D technology. Such images enable the physician to assess the general condition of the oral cavity. This type of imaging helps examine the condition of teeth, tooth buds, their position in the bone, as well as to evaluate the bones in the upper and lower jaws. A pantomographic examination is often performed in order to plan treatment and after craniofacial trauma.
A pantomogram may help detect numerous disorders, such as dental caries, periapical alterations, impacted teeth, additional and supernumerary teeth, or teeth with improperly treated root canals. Sometimes an additional, more accurate image of a tooth in a particular area of oral cavity is required.
Cephalometry (ceph x-ray, lateral head image)
Cephalometry (cephalometric imaging) is a specialist radiographic procedure used in diagnostics and to develop malocclusion treatment plans. It delivers a precise projection of the skull and facial bones. Taking a cephalometric image is required before orthodontic treatment, as it allows for a very accurate diagnosis of orthodontic anomalies. A cephalometric image shows facial soft tissues, paranasal sinuses and hard palate. In orthodontics, it is used to assess facial growth. Cephalometric images are also used in surgery and prosthetics for pre- and post-treatment documentation.
WE PRECISELY PENETRATE THE STRUCTURE AND IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM
Volumetric tomography provides very accurate imaging of jaw bones, teeth, temporomandibular joints and maxillary sinuses. It offers the dentist a precise 3D image of tooth roots and of nerve location in the patient’s jaws - more accurate than in flat X-ray images. A computer tomograph also helps assess bone thickness, length and size.
With a three-dimensional image delivered by this new method, the dentist is able to both diagnose the problem and develop a precise treatment plan. This minimizes the risk of errors or of damaging important structures in the treatment area, while the therapy of tumors, damaged bones or teeth is faster and more effective.
Volumetric tomography is safe for the patient as they are exposed to a minimum dose of radiation that is directed only to the area of dentist’s interest, and not - as in the case of conventional X-ray imaging - to a much larger area.
Tomography is used in many fields of dentistry. In implantology and maxillofacial surgery, it is a standard procedure.