3D X-Ray Imaging In Dentistry

Imaging is a crucial tool in dentistry used to evaluate and record the size and shape of bone structures inside the mouth. Two-dimensional static imaging is commonly used, however, it does not allow dentists to properly gauge the depth of the bone structure. As a result, 3D imaging was developed during the early 1990’s. Since then, 3D X-ray imaging has been widely accepted as one of the best methods for evaluating dental problems and making an accurate diagnosis giving it a significant place in dentistry.

Why 3D Imaging is Necessary

With the availability of advanced technology, dental professionals today have the opportunity to enhance their treatment methods. Apart from consideration of cost and risk factors, the benefits of switching to 3D dental imaging are pretty obvious with both dentists and patients alike standing to gain from a better experience. With 3D X-ray imaging, practitioners can have a better view of dental anatomy from a wide range of angles with higher accuracy. It also helps the dentist to view the bone structures like adjacent root positions making it easier to find canals or root fractures.

Such imaging allows for a higher success rate for treatment as it provides a great deal of flexibility for dentists in terms of planning treatment, conducting root evaluations, and performing individual care. 3D x-ray imaging is both quick and accurate, enhancing reliability and ensuring a confident diagnosis. With 3D imaging, dentists receive an in-depth and complete assessment, allowing them to identify specific conditions and decide on the most efficient course of treatment. 3D dental imaging technology combined with advanced software help dentists prepare for definitive treatment plans that will best meet a patient’s individual needs.

Applications Of 3D Imaging

With 3D x-ray imaging, dentists are better able to:

  • Determine normal or abnormal dental anatomy
  • Identify location of nerves
  • Detect dental problems
  • Measure density and size of the jawbone
  • View the position and orientation of teeth
  • Detect impacted teeth
  • More effectively plan surgical procedures

The imaging technology which has been in use since the early 2000’s in many parts of the world are also used for planning dental implants, viewing abnormal teeth, evaluating jaws and face, assessing cleft palate, diagnosing dental caries, cavities, root canals, and make a definitive diagnosis for any kind of dental trauma that has been sustained by a patient.

For more information on the benefits of 3D X-ray Imaging or to schedule an appointment, contact Foutz Family Dentistry today at 702-792-5929.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929


Can Cosmetic Dentistry be the Answer to Your Dreams of a Better Smile?

How often do you look in the mirror only to wish that a brighter, whiter, or straighter smile was looking back at you?

If this is something you do daily, you are not alone.

Thousands of Americans visit their local cosmetic dentist to see what options they have for improving their smile and getting the look they have always wanted. After all, nothing ruins a person’s confidence more than a smile they do not adore.

Factors that Decrease the Attractiveness of Your Smile

  • Cracked, missing, or chipped teeth
  • A crooked smile
  • Gum lines that show when you smile
  • Yellowed teeth

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help

Your local dentist offers several cosmetic dentistry procedures that improve the look of your smile but also boosts your oral health. Even better, you will feel happier, more confident, and always ready to show off your bright white smile.

Some cosmetic procedures a dentist can do include:

  • Teeth Whitening: Sometimes all it takes is whitening your teeth. At-home kits lack the strength to remove stains and yellowing, and some are too harsh on the gums. Also, the trays you receive are not custom-made so that they can irritate your gums according to WebMD. Whitening through your dentist is safe, effective, and often takes just a few treatments.
  • Straightening or Aligning the Teeth: If your teeth are crooked, it is an easy fix for your cosmetic dentist. In fact, they can be straightened in a variety of ways, such as the use of Invisalign, retainers, or traditional braces.
  • Replacing Missing Teeth: If your smile is lacking a few teeth, we can assist you with dental implants. These are the newest innovation in tooth replacement, and they look and feel like real teeth.
  • Gum Contouring: Nothing ruins a smile more than excessive gums around the teeth. The team at Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS can perform gum contouring so that your gums no longer obscure your natural, beautiful smile.

See the Potential of Cosmetic Dentistry Today – Call Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS

Let our team help you achieve the smile you have always wanted, but never thought possible.

We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures, and all it takes is one consultation to see the endless possibilities.

Call Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS now at 702-792-5929 to schedule your appointment or ask us a question online.

Dr. Barton H. Foutz, DDS
2510 Wigwam Parkway Suite 100 Henderson, NV 89074
(702) 792-5929

Ezbond A. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
1st Generation:

Great Grandfather

Dr. Ezbond A. Foutz
Harold B. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
2nd Generation:


Dr. Harold B. Foutz
Lawrence C. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
3rd Generation:


Dr. Lawrence C. Foutz
Barton H. Foutz, D.D.S.
4 Generations of Dentists Spanning 3 Centuries
4th Generation:

Family and Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Barton H. Foutz