Galileos® 3D digital imaging is a program that uses cone beam images to create a 3D copy of our patients’ face and skull structures. With these images, Dr. Sara Sheikh can more accurately examine your oral health, plan dental implant and oral surgery procedures, and perform treatments more accurately and specific to your unique smile. Because Galileos imaging is quick, planning and implant placement can often be carried out in the same appointment. For more information about how our team at Kennebunk Center for Dentistry uses Galileos 3D imaging in Kennebunk, Maine, to perform complex procedures, please contact us today at 207-985-7944.

For many years, dentists have relied on digital X-rays and CAT scans to receive detailed images of their patients’ mouth and skull. Today, however, dental technology has allowed dentists to rely on 3D images for a more accurate image. Galileos 3D digital imaging, however, takes 3D imaging to a whole new level. By using a cone beam imaging system, Galileos scans provide our dentist with a high-resolution 3D recreation of the patient’s mouth and skull.

Creating a Galileos 3D image is very quick and convenient. Patients will simply sit in a designated seat while the cone beams take hundreds of images to compile a 3D digital replica of the patient’s face in under 30 seconds. From here, our dentist can view the various tissue and bone layers. They can also zoom in on specified areas to view the details of how the various mechanisms of the jaw and face interact, as well as view the overall image or detailed images from various angles. Galileos 3D digital imaging is extremely detailed and useful for many reasons, including:

  • Determining jawbone quality of where dental implant is going to be placed
  • Locating nerves
  • Diagnosing diseases, tumors, and abnormalities early on
  • Determining jawbone density of where implant will be place
  • Targeting the most efficient and effective locations for implants, including the angle
  • Planning a surgical procedure in detail from start to finish
  • Determining type and size of implant prior to procedure
  • Viewing exact tooth location and impacted teeth

Galileos 3D digital imaging can also be linked to CEREC technology, meaning that our dentist can use their 3D replica of a patient’s mouth to create crowns and restorations that match their natural teeth 100%. Patient can also feel more comfortable with their procedures because they will be able to visually see how the procedure will happen and better understand any specific recommendations that our dentist extends. We invite you to call or visit our office for more details about Galileos imaging and learn how we can improve your dental implant treatment.