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North Mankato Family Dentistry
Drs. Angela Schuck & Keith Flack
Every Moment Brings Another Reason To Smile

3D Tooth Scan

The famous physicist and astronomer, Galileo Galilei, brought a new dimension to modern science. Therefore, it's appropriate that the technology bringing a new dimension to modern dentistry bears his name. What might be surprising is how much easier this may make your next trip to the dentist.
 
The GALILEOS® 3-D diagnostic system is an innovative piece of equipment we've added to our practice in an effort to continue bringing you the most efficient, comfortable and effective dentistry possible. The GALILEOS® system can create a 3-D image of your entire jaw in a matter of 20 seconds - much less time than it would take for you to receive a standard set of eighteen X-rays. A remarkable machine that truly lives up to its lofty name, GALILEOS® gets you in and out of our office more quickly and on with your day, while also allowing us to diagnose any problems more accurately and efficiently than ever before.

What that means for YOU

  1. Safety: The smallest amount of radiation possible (10 times less radiation than a conventional CAT scan
  2. Convenience: No need for an 18 x-ray full mouth series or need to go to the hospital for a CAT scan
  3. Ease and Comfort: Quick 20 second scan around your head provides 200 images rather than putting sensors in your mouth
  4. Increased quality of diagnosis: Abcesses or infections, sinus issues, malignancies of the jaws and dental lesions previously undiagnosed or unable to be seen on traditional 2-dimensional dental X-rays can now be detected
  5. Less invasive dentistry: Precision in measuring the amount and thickness of bone allows for better planning before oral surgery or implant placement
  6. Increased accuracy: Root canal therapy is enhanced by the ability to identify the nerve system
  7. Fewer appointments: Treatment can be expedited due to more accurate treatment plans with improved results
  8. Affordable: Less x-rays with less cost, signifcant cost savings compared to a hospital CT

3D Dental Implant Design

If you're considering dental implants, you've come to the right place.

One of the reasons why patients love GALILEOS is because 3D imaging capability translates into more precise, more natural-looking dental implants. While traditional 2D imaging is limited in its scope, with GALILEOS we can measure things like bone density, which is essential for placing dental implants.
To determine whether you're a good candidate for dental implants, one of the primary things we must evaluate is the thickness and quality of your jaw bone. This is important because dental implants are permanently attached to your jaw, and it's essential that your jaw is dense enough -- and healthy enough -- for implants to be possible and successful. With 3D scans, we can also gauge the thickness of your bone structure to determine what size dental implants are appropriate for your mouth. In essence, the more information your dentist has about your mouth, the better your dental implants will look and feel!



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