At Aesthetic Dentistry of Palm City, we utilize Dentsply Sirona’s Orthophos SL 3D cone beam computed tomography unit.

Cone beam computed tomography (or CBCT) is a medical imaging technique consisting of X-ray computed tomography where the X-rays are divergent, forming a cone.

CBCT has become increasingly important in treatment planning, diagnosis pathology and for implant dentistry.
CBCT has been described as the gold standard for imaging the oral and maxillofacial area.
Total radiation doses from 3D dental CBCT exams are 96% lower than conventional CT exams, but deliver more radiation than standard 2D dental X-rays (OPG). The time of exposure is also comparatively less when compared to conventional CT.

Drs. Tom and Shannon Galinis may use this technology to produce 3D images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a dingle scan.

Dental Cone Beam CT is also commonly used for treatment planning of orthodontic issues and complex cases that involve:     

  • surgical planning for impacted teeth
  • diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • accurate placement of dental implants
  • evaluation of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavities.
  • detecting, measuring & and treating jaw tumors
  • determining bone structure and tooth orientation
  • locating the origin of pain or pathology
  • cephalometric analysis
  • reconstructive surgery


At Aesthetic Dentistry of Palm City, Drs. Tom and Shannon Galinis and their highly skilled TEAM utilize CEREC CAD/CAM digital dental scanning state-of-the-art technology. Accurate intraoral data is  precisely captured whether treating a single tooth restoration, an implant crown, Invisalign and/or a full mouth reconstruction. This system not only allows for instant data transfer to our premier dental laboratories, but also gives patients on a limited time schedule the option of a receiving their final restoration in one visit! Advanced technology has optimally synchronized CEREC software and CEREC milling to make this possible!

CEREC before and after
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Tekscan Digital Occlusal Analysis

Drs. Tom and Shannon Galinis are one of many dentists on the Treasure Coast that have been utilizing T-Scan technology for over 10 years. T-Scan is a bite analysis sensor that accurately and precisely measures the timing and force of teeth coming together. T-scan is incredibly dynamic in its precision to find one intensive force on a single tooth, implant restoration and even a full mouth reconstruction. T-scan’s innovative and advanced digital technology has been incredibly useful in treating patients.