Advanced Technologies

At JL Family Dentistry, we want our patients to know that receiving dental care can be both easy and comfortable. We take pride in providing a warm and relaxing atmosphere to ensure that your dental care will be provided in a “no-pressure” environment. We will always be sure to thoroughly explain your options, risks, and benefits of treatment.

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At Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS, we leverage the latest in dental technology with our state-of-the-art 3D dental scanning This advanced diagnostic tool allows our team to create detailed three-dimensional images of your teeth and jaw, enhancing our ability to diagnose and plan treatments with unparalleled precision.

The Significance of 3D Dental Scanning

3D dental scanning is essential for:

  • Providing detailed and accurate dental images
  • Aiding in precise diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Enhancing patient understanding and involvement in their treatment
  • Reducing the need for invasive diagnostic procedures

Why 3D Scanning is Needed in Modern Dentistry

The incorporation of 3D scanning in dental practice is crucial for:

  • Improving the accuracy of dental implant placement
  • Assisting in the planning of orthodontic treatments
  • Facilitating complex procedures like root canals and extractions
  • Creating more precise dental restorations, such as crowns and bridges
An example of 3D Dental Scanning

Treatment Process Involving 3D Scanners

Our approach using 3D dental scanners includes:

  1. Initial Assessment: Determining if 3D scanning is necessary for your dental care.
  2. Scanning Procedure: Comfortably scanning your mouth using the 3D scanner to obtain detailed images.
  3. Image Analysis: Our team analyzes the 3D images to diagnose issues and plan treatments.
  4. Treatment Planning: Utilizing the detailed 3D images to prepare for procedures such as implants, braces, or other dental treatments.
  5. Patient Consultation: Reviewing the 3D images with you, explaining the findings, and discussing the proposed treatment plan.


While 3D scanning itself is not a preventative tool, it aids in:

  • Early detection of potential dental issues
  • Planning treatments that prevent future complications
  • Ensuring precise results in preventative procedures


The use of 3D dental scanning represents a significant advancement in dental diagnostics and treatment planning, leading to more effective and efficient dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions about 3D Dental Scanning

What Makes 3D Dental Scanning Different from Traditional X-rays?

Unlike traditional X-rays, 3D dental scanning provides more detailed, three-dimensional images, offering a comprehensive view of dental structures for precise diagnosis and treatment planning.

Is the 3D Scanning Process Comfortable?

Yes, the 3D scanning process is non-invasive, quick, and comfortable, typically requiring only a few minutes to complete.

Can 3D Scanning Be Used for All Dental Procedures?

3D scanning is beneficial for a wide range of procedures, particularly those requiring detailed imaging for accurate planning, such as implants, orthodontics, and complex restorations.

CBT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography)

Cone Beam 3D Imaging is an advanced dental imaging technology that allows for an illimitable view of the teeth and supportive structures within the face. With Cone Beam 3D Imaging, a dentist can capture panoramic views of the maxillofacial area in just 10 seconds. Cone Beam 3D images offer an enhanced view of the face that can be examined and evaluated from multiple viewing angles. A single image can reveal the associative relationship between the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, which can aid in treatment planning and administration.

Did you know…

that Cone Beam 3D images are similar to the images available through CT scans? The difference is that there is far less radiation exposure, it takes less time, and the images can easily be obtained in a dental office. Cone Beam 3D images can also be stored digitally for future reference or for easy transfer between providers.

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How can Cone Beam and 3D Imaging help me?

Unlike x-rays, which are not detailed and only reveal hard tissues, Cone Beam 3D Imaging reveals the entire craniofacial structure and connective tissues. While your dentist is making plans for oral surgery or dental treatment, the images can be dissected and manipulated to ensure accuracy and precision.

What should I expect from Cone Beam and 3D Imaging?

Your Cone Beam 3D Imaging experience should be quick, taking approximately 10 seconds to do a complete scan. The image produced will differ from traditional two-dimensional imaging, in that it will be a three-dimensional view of your entire head and face.

What should I expect after I’ve had a Cone Beam 3D scan?

Cone Beam scans are completely painless. There is no pre-scan consultation required or after care instructions.

Digital Intraoral Scanning

Coming Soon!

Intraoral Cameras

This tool employs a special camera that provides well-defined and precise images of places difficult to see in a patient’s mouth with traditional imaging. Just one more tool to aid your dentist in a thorough and accurate assessment of your dental condition.

These are just some of the technologies that have been brought into common use in recent years in our dental offices. Every year we keep an eye out for new methods of treating our patient’s dental concerns by improving visibility, reducing discomfort, and aiding us in providing complete and thorough assessments. If you have any questions about the technology your dentist is using in your exams, don’t hesitate to ask! Curious patients are educated patients, and we love to encourage our patients to be knowledgeable about their dental care.

Step into the Future of Dentistry with Our Advanced 3D Scanning Technology

Experience the cutting-edge technology of 3D dental scanning at Jowett & Lewis Family Dentistry in Topeka, KS. Call us at 785-272-3864 to schedule an appointment and benefit from our advanced diagnostic capabilities.