Cone Beam Scanner
Some treatment plans require a more in-depth look at your teeth and oral structures than what we can capture with traditional dental x-rays. Dental implant placement, for example, must be very precise to ensure success and prevent damage to nerves that run throughout your jaw. When Dr. Doel needs to map out a detailed image of your mouth, we use the cone beam CT scanner.
Previously, we would need to refer you out of this office to have this scan taken in a separate laboratory -- but with the rapid advancement of dental technology, we can now capture these images right here in our state-of-the-art office.
The cone beam CT scanner works by moving a cone shaped beam around your head. The tool creates a highly accurate 3D replica of your mouth -- including the jawbone, teeth, neural pathways, and blood vessels.
Common uses for the cone beam CT scanner in the dental practice include…
- Planning for dental implant placement
- Diagnosing root canals
- Dental trauma diagnosis
- Evaluating abnormal teeth
- Assessing dental damage after trauma
The benefits of cone beam CT scanning are numerous. It reduces unnecessary radiation exposure while also giving your dentist the detailed information necessary to diagnose problems or perform complex restorative and therapeutic treatments. And since we can do the scans right here in our office, you don’t have to worry about visiting another dental practice.
Do you have questions about how the cone beam CT scanner works? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our office.