dental imaging center logoAdvanced Dental Imaging

High resolution 3D CT Scans give us a 3-Dimensional understanding of our patients and enable us to more accurately diagnosis and plan for implant surgeries. In addition to servicing our own patients, we have made our advanced imaging CBCT services to the surrounding Phoenix dental community. Our Instrumentarium OP 300 Maxio machine is a dental specific CT scanner resulting in low radiation and high resolution for dental diagnosis.

State of the art dental technology can improve your treatment outcomes. We choose the best at Desert Ridge periodontics in Phoenix AZPatient Comfort

Cone beam imaging is ideal for patient comfort. It offers an "open-environment" design that reduces anxiety, and images can be taken in as little as 8.5 seconds, limiting discomfort and exposure to radiation.

Our dental specific CT scanner uses 300 times less radiation that traditional medical CT scanners.

Precision Implant Placement

A key to dental implant safety and success is advanced radiography. A CT scan ensures that every possible precaution has been made to reduce the risk of involvement of the nerves in the lower jaw, and the sinuses and nose in the upper jaw. This helps to reduce chair time and the possibility of complications.

Advanced Diagnosis & Monitoring of Periodontal Disease

The 3D images created by our CT scanner allow us to identify tumors, cysts, inflammatory diseases and oral fractures that are not easily seen with traditional 2D radiography. Sequential scans can be compared to monitor for bone loss in patients suffering from progressive periodontal disease, bone recovery following periodontal and ridge regenerative procedures and bone changes on root canal treated teeth.

Radiology Consulting Services

Desert Ridge Dental Imaging Center contracts with Dr. Richard Monahan to provide expert radiology consulting services to both our patients and referring doctors.

Dr. Richard Monahan, DDS, MS, JD
Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Additional Uses

In addition to assisting in implant planning and periodontal diagnosis, this high-resolution technology accurately detects dental caries and identifies endodontic (root canal) pathology, including potential fractures, perforations, additional canals, additional roots or other challenges. CBCT evaluation is also helpful for oral surgery, airway studies, paranasal sinus conditions and jaw bone pathology.