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3D Dental CT Scans

Imaging and dentistry go hand-in-hand, especially complex procedures that require oral surgery. While digital x-rays can show the jaw and teeth, it does not offer a three-dimensional view of the structural components or show nerves and soft tissue in the oral region. The use of a 3D dental CT scan offers a more advanced imaging option to improve visibility and accuracy for complicated procedures like dental implants and tooth extractions. We have invested in this dental technology at Gilreath Family Dentistry to ensure we have the best equipment available for providing quality dental care for our patients.

What is a CT Scan? Why is it Important?

Dental cone-beam computed tomography, or the 3D dental CT scan, creates a panoramic image of your teeth, jaw, gums, nerve pathways and soft tissues in less than 30 seconds. The process is less invasive and uses less radiation than other types of x-rays. Not only does this imaging reveal all the teeth and the jaw structure with a panoramic view around the outside of the mouth, it creates various views from different angles. It also shows soft tissues, teeth and bone together in 3D images.

Why is it important to have such a clear view of your oral cavity? This imaging allows our dentists to have the information needed for the diagnosis of certain oral health conditions as well as prepare and plan for complex procedures. Knowing where the nerve pathways travel can prevent complications during oral surgery. The images are key to accuracy and precision when planning wisdom tooth removals or dental implant placement, helping our dentists provide the safest and best care for your oral health.

CT for Dental Implants

You’d be surprised how many dentists and surgeons still “free hand” dental implants. Sometimes this works out well, sometimes not. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we use our CT scanner to precisely plan the exact placement of the dental implant. This way, we avoid any nerves, sinuses etc during the surgery. We can also use it to get the very best placement, so that when we restore the implant with a crown, it is in an optimal position for function and long term use.

Dental technology, like the 3D dental CT scan, has improved the quality of dental care. Our team at Gilreath Family Dentistry understands the value that dental technology creates for our patients. Come experience a higher level of dental care by joining our dental family.

Our Client Reviews

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 103 reviews

Susan

Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA, 30060

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