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The Benefits of ICAT Scans

Three Rivers Dental is delivering confident smiles using technology to improve the diagnosis of oral health issues while delivering the best dental services. CAT scans in dentistry are a new standard for the 21st century, providing three-dimensional images using computer assisted tomograph or CAT scan technology. Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) produces three dimensional (3-D) images of teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. This technology helps dentists diagnose and plan for dental services and oral health issues that require emergency care, including extractions of impacted teeth, placement of dental implants and locating the origin of toothache or jaw pain.

ICAT scans are easy on patients. The process is quick and painless. A full mouth imaging ICAT scan typically takes 20 to 40 seconds for a 360-degree rotation, and less than 10 seconds for scanning only a specific area. Simply schedule an appointment to visit a Three Rivers Dental office to determine if your dental issues require an ICAT scan. During your ICAT scan appointment you may need to remove any metal objects that could interfere with the imaging results, including partials or dentures, jewelry, eyeglasses, hair clips or hearing aids. If you have removable dental work, bring it with you to your examination.

At Three Rivers Dental, we care about patient comfort when it comes to delivering the best dental experience. We use i-CAT imaging technology for precise imaging of existing teeth, bite and joints, particularly during implant analysis. Learn how an ICAT scan can improve the diagnosis and treatment plan of dental issues you are experiencing. Schedule an appointment with Three Rivers Dental today. We are conveniently located throughout the Pittsburgh area in Greentree, Cranberry, Greensburg and Jennerstown.