54 Woodside Avenue
Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 846-1811
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Dental Technology

As the world of dental technology continues to evolve, our practice continues to invest in the latest and most advanced equipment and techniques in order to provide our patients with unparalleled oral healthcare. From digital imaging for superior diagnostic accuracy to 3D CT scanning with cone beam technology, our office is equipped with the state-of-the-art tools we feel our patients deserve.

Digital Radiography (X-rays)

Digital radiography (X-rays) decreases the amount of radiation by 75% compared to conventional film X-rays.

Going green.... We have rid our office of the dangerous and caustic chemicals used with conventional film X-rays making this system favorable to the environment. The KODAK RVG 6100 Digital Radiography System has the highest resolution digital imaging sensor on the market today. At Brooks Dental, we understand how image resolution is related to confident diagnoses - and ultimately to the quality of patient care. The RVG 6100 System provides the high resolution we need for complex examinations and to make diagnoses quickly and confidently.

Cone Beam Technology

Three-dimensional imaging software produces stunningly clear digital models, allowing for full visualization of oral and cranial structures.

Over the past five years, cone beam imaging has revolutionized the dental industry, forever changing the way oral health professionals assess and evaluate the jaw, teeth, and skull. This type of digital imaging is of particular use in the planning and placement of dental implants, orthodontic treatment, orthognathic TMJ analysis, and more. Unlike traditional digital X-ray imaging, cone beam volumetric tomography captures hundreds of “slices” of digital information that are then converted by specialized software into a clear, precise 3D image. To learn more about how digital radiography and cone beam imaging benefit you, simply ask one of our skilled technicians.

The Benefits of Cone Beam Technology in Dentistry

Brooks Dental is always on the lookout for the latest in dental technology, so that we can give our patients superior care. With this in mind, our practice uses the new Carestream 9300 System for 3D cone beam imaging. Combining panoramic imaging, cone beam CT (CBCT) technology and cephalometric (head measuring) capabilities, the CS 9300 creates virtually limitless views of the face, neck and teeth, which are invaluable when planning the placement of dental implants, orthodontic treatment, endodontic treatment (root canals) orthognathic TMJ analysis, and more.

The Carestream 9300 System is essentially a digital scanner that is mounted on a rotating arm. Using cone beam imaging technology, the scanner projects x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam. Patients simply sit in a chair while the scanner moves in one complete circle around the head, gathering volumes of scan data. From that scan, our dentists can quickly see computer-generated views of the bones of the face, the teeth, the mouth and other details from any angle, in 3D and in color. Now, we can see the relationships between bones, teeth, your airway, nerves and tissue, and thus be better able to plan or evaluate treatment.

Your Health and Safety First

3D cone beam imaging produces the same kind of high-quality images as a CAT scan, but it does so with less radiation. And not only does this technology provide a more thorough study of your case from every angle, but the original scan data can be quickly duplicated, so we can easily forward information to different specialists if necessary. Finally, the data is stored on computer, so there’s no film that could get lost.

For Brooks Dental, the Carestream 9300 System’s complete information is a vital component of the quality care we provide. As a patient, you will have greater confidence in our evaluation of your case and more satisfaction from your treatment.

Contact Us to Learn More

At Brooks Dental, we’re committed to providing you with dental solutions that create both optimal health and gorgeous smiles. Contact our Winthrop, MA office today to schedule an appointment.

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54 Woodside Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152 USA
Howard D. Brooks, D.M.D. Winthrop, MA dentists (617) 846-1811 (617) 846-6087 brooksdental@winthropsmiles.com