At DrRez Dental, we understand the importance of using advanced technology to provide our patients with the best possible care. One of the key technologies we use is Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanning, a type of bone scan that allows us to create highly detailed 3D images of your teeth, jaws, and other structures in your head and neck. In this blog, we will discuss what CBCT scanning is, how it works, and how it can benefit you.
What is CBCT Scanning?
CBCT scanning is a type of x-ray imaging that uses a cone-shaped beam of x-rays and a special detector to create highly detailed 3D images of your teeth, jaws, and other structures in your head and neck. The images produced by CBCT scanning are much more detailed and accurate than traditional dental x-rays, making it an invaluable tool for diagnosing and planning various dental procedures.
How Does CBCT Scanning Work?
During a CBCT scan, you will be positioned in a machine that rotates around your head, taking multiple x-ray images from different angles. The images are then processed by a computer, which creates a highly detailed 3D model of your teeth, jaws, and other structures in your head and neck.
The entire CBCT scanning process is quick and painless, and typically takes only a few minutes to complete.
Benefits of CBCT Scanning at DrRez Dental
There are several benefits to having a CBCT scan at DrRez Dental, including:
- Improved Accuracy - CBCT scanning produces highly detailed 3D images that allow us to accurately diagnose and plan various dental procedures, including dental implant placement, root canal therapy, and orthodontic treatment.
- Reduced Radiation Exposure - Although CBCT scanning uses x-rays to produce images, the radiation exposure is much lower than traditional CT scans. Additionally, we take measures to minimize radiation exposure by only taking the images that are necessary for your specific treatment.
- Faster Treatment Times - With CBCT scanning, we are able to quickly and accurately diagnose and plan various dental procedures, which can help reduce the overall treatment time.
- Customized Treatment - CBCT scanning allows us to create a highly customized treatment plan that takes into account your unique dental needs and goals. This can lead to a more successful and satisfying treatment outcome.
- Comprehensive Diagnostics - CBCT scanning provides a comprehensive view of your teeth, jaws, and other structures in your head and neck, allowing us to identify and diagnose a wide range of dental and oral health issues.
Uses of CBCT Scanning at DrRez Dental
CBCT scanning is used for a variety of dental procedures at DrRez Dental, including:
- Dental Implant Placement - CBCT scanning is used to create a highly accurate 3D model of your jawbone, which allows us to plan and place dental implants with a high degree of precision and accuracy.
- Root Canal Therapy - CBCT scanning is used to accurately diagnose and plan root canal therapy by providing a comprehensive view of the roots and surrounding structures.
- Orthodontic Treatment - CBCT scanning is used to create a highly detailed 3D model of your teeth and jaws, which allows us to plan and execute orthodontic treatment with a high degree of precision and accuracy.
- Periodontal Treatment - CBCT scanning is used to accurately diagnose and plan periodontal treatment by providing a detailed view of the bone and gum tissues.
At DrRez Dental, we are committed to using the latest technology to provide our patients with the highest quality dental care. CBCT scanning is just one of the many advanced technologies we use to improve the dental experience for our patients.
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