Diagnosis of Congenital Defects using 3D imaging
Diagnosis of Congenital Defects using 3-D imaging.
Newsletter for May 2008
Wow! The Indians are in first place and the Cavs are playing well in the NBA playoffs! What a great time to be a sports fan in Cleveland, Ohio.
Over the last 2 years I have written and lectured extensively about the I-Cat 3 dimensional imaging machine. The incredible diagnostic power of this technology is being expanded on daily. Recently I have encountered a large number of patients that are congenitally missing teeth. In most cases the missing permanent teeth are maxillary (upper) laterals or less frequently bicuspids ( middle teeth). The missing bicuspids/laterals can be 1 or 2 and can be upper or lower. Additionally we have seen a large number of supernumerary teeth. This extra tooth/teeth can cause many problems if they are not diagnosed and treated properly. The beauty of the 3-D imaging technology is that within 5 minutes of the scan I can predictably diagnose these congenital defects and give the patient/parents a concise treatment plan(s) as to the best method of dealing with their situation.
Should you or someone you love have a dental congenital disorder, contact our office for a no-charge consultation.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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