The Planmeca 3D system gives our Oral and Maxillofacial practice state-of-the-art technology to help Dr. Rainero and Dr. Runyon diagnose potential issues more accurately and provide treatment with unprecedented confidence. Unlike a traditional spiral CT scanner, this 3D system utilizes cone beam CT technology and provides precise, crystal-clear digital images while minimizing your exposure to radiation.
We now have 3-D CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) capability at both offices. We were one of the very first practices in the world to have installed the Carestream CS 9600, which is the newest and most technologically advanced imaging scanner in the world. This advancement in our practice allows to us to provide the most accurate imaging possible to ensure safe and reliable surgical planning and patient care.
Our new 3D system enables us to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in our office, helping to reduce multiple visits. The scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits your specific treatment needs. This helps to limit your radiation exposure because we are focusing specifically on your area of concern. The Planmeca 3D system brings the latest 3D technology to WALNUT CREEK~DANVILLE ORAL SURGERY, providing unmatched visualization of anatomical detail which aids in treatment planning and helps us to better explain the particulars of your case, as well as address any questions you may have. Drs. Rainero and Runyon can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with your referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improving your experience, and delivering a positive treatment outcome.
Intraoral Scanner for Digital Impressions
Replaces traditional impressions…
The CS 3600 intraoral scanner, from Carestream Dental, takes a highly accurate digital impression to capture the individual characteristics of your teeth and gum tissues. The CS 3600 intraoral scanner helps us do what we do – only better. With fast processing and clear imaging, it transforms digital workflow and patient chair side consultations, so patients can better visualize their issues and options. By using the CS 3600 intraoral scanner, you avoid the process of taking ‘traditional’ impressions which can be messy, gooey, unpleasant tasting, and time consuming. Some patients have been known to experience difficulty in breathing and swallowing, when taking traditional impressions. Intraoral digital scanning eliminates this. The results are safe, accurate, and fast and will have you on the way to your best smile as quickly as possible.
Fast accurate scanning means you spend less time in the chair
Our use of high-speed and accurate digital impression scanning will allow a speedier and more comfortable dental experience for dental implant placement, pre-prosthetic surgery, and many other procedures.