Dental Imaging

For the past several decades, medical technology has advanced at an astounding rate, resulting in significant improvements in the quality of care for people all around the United States. These improvements are particularly true in the dental field. The emergence of 3D dental imaging has been one of the most important and exciting breakthroughs in dental diagnostic technology in the last decade.

At Southridge Dental, we are proud to have the equipment necessary to precisely evaluate your dental problems and give you the best treatment options available. Dr. Miller and Dr. Squires use dental imaging to provide a thorough, well-informed screening and treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Oral disorders and abnormalities such as oral cancer, cavities, subsurface dental structures, and bone loss can be detected using today’s x-rays and other imaging methods.


CEREC Primescan

When it comes to restorative dentistry and orthodontics, sophisticated imaging gives us a clear view of your teeth and bone, allowing us to devise the ideal plan for restoring your oral health. The X-ray machine is the most common type of imaging used by dentists, although it has its limits. CEREC Primescan is a cutting-edge dental technology that uses a digital image of your teeth instead of traditional impression material to create a permanent restoration.

CEREC Primescan is the fastest and most accurate intraoral scanner, elevating digital impressions to new heights. The Smart Pixel Sensor generates photorealistic and highly precise data by processing over 1,000,000 3D points per second. Its dynamic depth scan technology ensures flawless sharpness and precision even at measurement depths of up to 20 mm, which is important for subgingival indications.


The benefits include:


Speed: It allows you to scan and diagnose your dental needs quickly and comfortably. We can also spot early symptoms of infection using the intraoral camera. Easy scanning of difficult-to-reach places provides immediate precision.


Accuracy: The Smart Pixel Sensor and dynamic depth scan processes are exceptional, allowing them to be streamlined and crisp even up to a depth of 20mm, producing scans with extreme accuracy and precision.


Patient Comfort: An intraoral scan with Primescan is faster and more comfortable than traditional impressions. You will be amazed by a 3D model of your teeth, and you can explore treatment options using the large touchscreen.


Galileo Cone Beam Scanner

In dental imaging, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is swiftly becoming the gold standard of care. Dr. Miller and Dr. Squires are dedicated to providing the best dental care possible, and we are excited to bring the Sirona Galileos 3D CBCT Scanner into our practice. We can make 3D images of your teeth and the surrounding oral tissues, from the jaw bone to the nerves and blood arteries that run through it, using the CBCT Scanner.

The CBCT scan is a smaller, faster, and safer variant of the traditional CT scan. The scanner’s size, radiation dose, and scanning time are all drastically decreased when using a cone-shaped X-Ray beam. Galileos creates its 3D image by scanning hundreds of photographs of computed tomography sections of the mouth and jaw with a low-level x-ray radiation probe. Moreover, the Galileos Comfort Plus 3D CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) probe can capture thousands of 3D pictures. We can then use the imaging file to sculpt personalized dental treatments, such as veneers, implants, and dentures.


This technology provides us with advantages that regular x-rays would not offer.

  • The least amount of radiation is achievable.
  • Scans of the mouth, face, and jaw are quick, comfortable, and straightforward.
  • In one consultation, you will receive an immediate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
  • There are fewer appointments.
  • Implant placement is more secure, precise, and reliable.
  • It allows you to see places that aren’t visible on digital x-rays.
  • The scan time is lowered from several minutes to 10 to 40 seconds.


3D Dental Imaging in Nampa, ID

So, if you’re looking for excellent and quick dental work in the Nampa, ID area, give us a call at Southridge Dental and ask about our 3D dental imaging services. This cutting-edge technology will help us to restore your teeth to their original shape in less time. Schedule an appointment today!