cone beam CT scanner
Cone Beam CT Scanner
Cone Beam CT Scanner allows Dr. Sanchez to see not only your images of your bones, but also your soft tissues, nerve paths, and facial structure. These images help us create more accurate treatment plans for you.
How does it work?
CBCT stands for Dental Cone Beam Computed Technology. The CBCT scanner uses advanced technology to produce accurate 3D images of your mouth in a single scan. You will be asked to stand completely still while the x-ray source moves in a 360 degree arc around you. It only takes between 20-40 seconds to complete the full scan of your smile.
CT scanners have proven effective for:
- Precise surgical placement for dental implants
- Accurate removal of impacted teeth
- Diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- Evaluating the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals, and nasal cavity
- Locating the origin of dental pain
- Airway studies related to sleep apnoea
- Treatment of periodontal diseases
- Reconstructive surgery
Is the CBCT scan safe?
The CBCT scan is a painless and non-invasive procedure. While you will be exposed to minor radiation, no radiation will remain in your body after the CT exam. Since children are more sensitive to radiation, CT scans should only be performed on them if deemed essential for proper diagnosis. In such cases, we use low-dose techniques to decrease a child’s radiation exposure. In general, it’s not recommended for pregnant women to use CT scanning because of possible risks to their unborn baby.
What are the benefits of CT scanning?
- Results from a single scan: fewer images are needed to detect potential issues.
- 360° view: Using our cutting-edge technology, Dr. Sanchez can rotate the 3D image of your smile to view it from every angle for accurate diagnosis.
- Increased treatment accuracy: We can see both bone and soft tissues at the same time, allowing for more precise treatment planning.
- Better image quality: The focused x-ray beam of the CBCT scan reduces scatter radiation, resulting in a clearer image.
- Low-dose radiation: The radiation from a CT scan is so minimal that it should have no immediate side effects.
- A simple procedure: CT scanning is a swift, non-invasive, and painless way to diagnose dental issues.
Get a swift diagnosis today
Find out if a CBCT scan could be beneficial to your smile at your free consultation with Dr. Sanchez.