We use state-of-the-art, precise three-dimensional diagnostic images of your oral structures to plan surgical procedures for the most exact and least invasive surgeries. 3D scanning provides high-quality images that result in a better overall experience for our patients, including faster recoveries. Plus, this type of digital imaging reduces the amount of radiation exposure you would receive from conventional X-rays, and it has the added benefit of being instant and easily shareable with your referring doctor so that your entire medical team can collaborate easily and quickly on your care.
Benefits of 3D Scanning
3D scans provide comprehensive digital information about your individual anatomy and condition, with far more detail than traditional X-rays.
Benefits of 3D scanning include the following:
- Exposure to a fraction of the radiation compared to traditional X-rays
- Extremely detailed digital images of your anatomy and condition, viewed from all angles
- Improved diagnostic capability for efficient surgical planning and an easier, safer, and less invasive surgery
- 3D images are instantly available for your oral surgeon to view and share with other members of your care team
3D digital diagnostic technology helps oral surgeons perform efficient and precise procedures for the very best results.
X-Guide Dynamic 3D Navigation for Accurate Implant Surgery
We are proud that our repertoire of diagnostic and surgical tools includes cutting-edge surgical technologies such as the X-Guide system. In fact, Advanced Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio is the first oral surgery practice in Michigan to use X-Guide! With X-Guide’s software, the best implant location based on your unique anatomy will be determined, and then the X-Guide system will allow the doctor to perform implant surgery that considers the delicate surrounding structures in your mouth with greater accuracy for minimally invasive and extremely efficient dental implant placement. The result is reduced post-operative discomfort, faster healing times, and the best functional and aesthetic results possible.
The X-Guide system is an industry-leading dental implant technology that integrates Cone Beam 3D imaging and X-Point™ navigation technology into the implant process for exact placement of your implants during surgery. With live, 3D views of your anatomy and real-time navigation, Drs. Jesin and Lytle can see the structures in your mouth as he is performing your surgery, for the safest and most aesthetically pleasing implant placement possible. During your surgery, our surgeons will use a specialized radiation-free camera along with your digital surgical plan for a 3D view of your oral structures, and the X-Guide navigation system will then provide real-time guidance as he places your implants, like a GPS roadmap leading him along the road of your procedure.
3D Imaging & X-Guide in Grand Rapids, MI
If you have not had recent 3D scans, it is likely that Drs. Jesin and Lytle will have 3D scans taken during your consultation appointment. If you are receiving dental implants at our practice, your surgical plan will be created using X-Guide technology. If you have questions about the advanced diagnostic or surgical tools we use at our practice, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation with the doctor, please give us a call. A member of our staff will be happy to help you.