What is CBCT technology? CBCT stands for cone beam computed tomography and the image taken with this technology is often referred to as a cone beam x-ray. So what does that mean? And what impact will it have on your implant procedure?
What CBCT Technology Helps Us See
Cone beam x-rays fill in the gaps left behind by traditional x-rays. Regular x-rays can’t always cover areas that our doctor needs to see to accurately plan where to place the implant. Before placing an implant, it is essential to know in advance the structure of your teeth and jawbone. CBCT scans help your dentist to see sinuses, major nerves, bone height and thickness, and the location of other teeth. Traditional x-rays give yoiur dentist a two-dimensional image while a CBCT scan gives your dentist a clear three-dimensional picture.
Improving Your Chances of Success
By getting a clearer picture of your unique anatomy, your dentist can virtually determine the outcome of the implant placement before he or she even does the surgery. Your chances of having a successful implant increase with better planning.
Safe, Necessary, Effective
To give you a point of reference, a CBCT scan uses less radiation than a CT scan used for other medical purposes, and less than that used for a regular full-mouth set of regular x-rays. You are seated comfortably for the scan, which is done in less than a minute. A cone beam x-ray lets your dentist see a cross-sectional view of your jaw in addition to a panoramic view.
Cone beam imaging is becoming more important to the field of implant surgery because of the better results you can get with implants. Schedule a consultation with your dentist to learn how our CBCT technology could give you a fantastic dental implant experience.
Posted on behalf of:
Pure Dental Health
2285 Peachtree Rd #203
Atlanta, GA 30309
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