A dental cone beam CT scanner is a special type of dental X-ray machine that produces a three-dimensional scan of your teeth, jaws and soft tissues in one complete and highly detailed image. It is especially useful for dental implant surgery, and the images produced allow for precise treatment planning.
A CT scan shows the position of your natural teeth, the amount of available bone in your jaw that can be used for implant surgery and the position of nerves, blood vessels and sinus cavities that must be avoided during implant placement. Using this 3-D image, Dr Arshad Mahmood can plan your surgery well in advance. It is also used when making a surgical stent or guide for use during the surgery and for designing your new teeth.
At Spencer Road Dental Surgery, our CT scan machine can provide accuracy to one-tenth of a millimetre (0.1 mm).
Cone beam CT provides high-resolution, volumetric images that provide complete three-dimensional views of critical anatomy for a more thorough analysis of bone structure and tooth orientation. Cone beam CT delivers accurate scans with images comparable to medical CTs with a much lower radiation dose and quicker scan times.
Cone beam CT allows your dental specialists to dramatically enhance their patient care in a variety of ways.
A cone beam scanner produces a concentrated beam of radiation that is a bit higher than a conventional dental X-ray but is still very safe. No radiation will remain in your body once the scan is complete. Every precaution is taken to minimise your exposure during treatment, and the benefits of having a CT scan far outweigh the risks. The equipment in our dental office is extremely modern and meticulously maintained to the highest standards.Back to Dental Implants
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