In medical professions, the best medical treatments are often possible in part because of new technologies. From 3D-printed prosthetic limbs, to ECG monitors that fit on your wrist, medical technology is improving the lifespan and healthspan of patients every day. In the world of dentistry, this is no different. That’s why we at StarImage Dentistry invest in technology to ensure patients leave our office with the best result. As it turns out, our latest investment is a heavy hitter. The Planmeca ProMax 3D is a tomography system capable of improving treatments, such as: dental implants, third molar extractions, impacted teeth, airway assessments for sleep apnea diagnosis, and many more.
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How Does the Planmeca ProMax 3D Improve the Patient Experience?

Compared to more traditional imaging systems, the ProMax 3D surpasses the competition by a large margin, offering unparalleled detail of a patient’s mouth that is easily transferable to other offices. The ProMax 3D takes images with 90% less radiation than traditional CT scans, and doesn’t require a hospital appointment. The level of detail produced by the images, and the ease of using digital impressions as opposed to impressions taken with a tray, will ultimately save you time, and give you a better experience. Especially with procedures such as dental implants, orthodontics, and tooth extractions.

Custom-Made Smiles With Digital Imaging

Is there something about your smile you’re hoping to change? Are you embarrassed by stained teeth, a chip on your front tooth, or a tooth you recently lost? Deciding to change your smile with cosmetic dentistry can sometimes be a difficult decision. With imaging technology like the ProMax 3D, that decision becomes much easier. With cosmetic digital imaging and advanced computer analysis, you’ll have the opportunity to “preview” the effects certain procedures will have on your smile. This can help you consider a treatment and make informed decisions about your smile. Simply schedule a consultation, discuss your smile goals, and take a look at the possible results.

Are You Getting the Best Treatment?

The best dentists need the best tools, which is why investing in the newest technologies is so important. The better the imaging technology, the more safe and effective a treatment can be. This applies to dental implants, extractions, and even complications like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

OSA, the most common form of sleep apnea, occurs when airway passages become blocked during sleep. This can disrupt the natural breathing cycle, upset blood-oxygen levels, and predispose patients to higher chances of heart disease and stroke. Another feature of the ProMax 3D is an improved airway assessment for patients complaining of fatigue, snoring, and morning headaches. By taking detailed images of a patient’s airways, your dentist can use the ProMax 3D to suggest the use of oral appliances designed to keep airways open during sleep.

If you are looking for effective treatment of snoring or sleep apnea in Wichita Falls, TX, please call 940-322-2252 today for an appointment with a sleep dentist at StarImage Dentistry.