SOURCE: Renewing Smiles

October 04, 2012 05:01 ET

Asheville Dentist Adds New Cone Beam Technology

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2012) - Dr. Mark Kleive, an Asheville cosmetic dentist, has recently introduced a new digital imaging device to his practice and is seeing dramatic results. The innovative ORTHOPHOS XG system with 3D Cone Beam technology is a scientific breakthrough by Sirona that offers the advantages of 2D and 3D imaging in one machine. With such a significant improvement in the visual mapping of the mouth, Dr. Kleive says he is able to perform surgeries, such as dental implants, with increased precision.

The XG 3D provides a wide range of panoramic and cephalometric X-ray capabilities that initially creates a comprehensive picture of the mouth to assist in diagnosis. Dr. Kleive says that in the past, a patient complaining of a sore tooth might have two-dimensional X-rays in which no problem is visible. With the new scanning technology of the XG 3D, he adds that same tooth problem is obvious. Combined with integrated software, the XG 3D is able to produce a single, complete image of the mouth as opposed to two-dimensional renderings of the teeth or numerous traditional X-ray slides. The Asheville dentist says this three-dimensionality has a distinct advantage for performing operations. The image allows him to know the exact location of the bone from every angle, allowing him to better predict the success of an implant procedure as well as provide an accurate guide for the surgery itself.

Dr. Kleive also points out the advantages patients will experience with the machine. The 360-degree rotating picture of the mouth gives patients a better understanding of their individual circumstance and their current condition. This increase in patient awareness leads to well-informed decisions for both the patients and the doctor. In addition, the XG 3D outputs the highest image clarity available while also emitting the lowest radiation levels. As Dr. Kleive strives to remain on the cutting-edge of the dental industry and provide his Asheville cosmetic dentistry patients with the safest and most effective procedures, he says he welcomes this technological advancement to his practice.

About Mark Kleive, DDS

Dr. Mark Kleive received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997. In addition to his work at his practice, Dr. Kleive is a visiting faculty member at the Pankey Institute, the premier facility for postgraduate dental education. The Pankey Institute is an advanced dental training center dedicated to the education, diagnosis, and treatment of complex dental conditions through informed patients and individualized care. He is also an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. Dr. Kleive dedicates much of his practice towards the treatment of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. In addition to his own expertise, each member of Dr. Kleive's team has extensive training and experience in cosmetic dentistry.

To contact Dr. Mark Kleive's practice, visit their website at or call 826-669-2974. The center's office is located at 3176 US 70 Highway, Black Mountain, NC 28711. The center's Facebook page can be found at

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