3D Oral Imaging in Orange, CA

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about oral imaging

While digital oral x-rays are able to collect two-dimensional pictures of your mouth and teeth, 3D oral imaging provides a full 360-degree panoramic view. 3D oral imaging helps Dr. Patrick Yoshikane at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. to realize the entire extent of any oral health issues or possible damage in your skull, teeth, mouth, and jaw. It's a modern technology that provides us with a blueprint of each patients' overall oral health. In addition to helping us assess possible dental health issues, it can also explain and evaluate what changes need to be made. 3D oral imaging permits a swifter diagnosis and more accurate treatment options. The 3D images obtained could also be used to create more precise dental implants, crowns, onlays, inlays, etc. This imaging technique permits us to help our Orange, CA patients make informed choices pertaining to their dental health.

Best Candidates

3D imaging may be used to identify a large variety of dental problems for patients of any age. It helps to monitor developments and changes in dental and facial structure. It can also be utilized to improve the ability to plan treatments by providing patients with the very best possible options for monitoring and repairing issues.

What to Expect

Much like x-rays, 3D imaging is typically a part of your normal dental examination. The actual process is similar to having x-rays taken, but when using 3D imaging, the imaging system will automatically move 360-degrees around your head. The entire process takes approximately 20 – 40 seconds for a complete mouth view. The pictures are then uploaded for Dr. Yoshikane to examine and see whether you're experiencing any dental issues that may require therapy. As the imaging procedure can expose individuals to radiation, women that are nursing or pregnant should inform Dr. Yoshikane beforehand.


There is not a need for an official follow-up after undergoing oral imaging, but it's strongly suggested and highly recommended that patients keep bi-annual teeth cleanings and annual dental examinations to keep optimum oral health. A meticulous dental wellness regimen is also just as imperative, such as cleaning your teeth twice a day and flossing every day, to help keep your teeth healthy and strong.


Based on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs may be paid. After talking to your insurance company, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket costs. At your consult, the team of Dr.Yoshikane can go over payment methods, along with financing, to help make your procedure affordable.

comprehensive imaging

This technique for oral imaging is also an efficient way to successfully discover and treat problems that can occur in your teeth, mouth, or jaw. Oral imaging is quite often used while performing surgical and nonsurgical dental therapies to help simplify the treatment, thus, reducing the risk of complications. If you'd like to incorporate 3D imaging into your routine dental examination, contact our office to book an appointment right away.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.