When we first began using digital radiography instead of traditional, chemically processed X-rays, the benefits of advanced imaging were immediate. In addition to improved comfort and safety, X-ray images can also be produced almost instantly thanks to digital imaging. Now, we’ve expanded our investment in technology to include cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning, which utilizes multiple digital X-rays taken from various angles of your mouth.
CBCT scanning isn’t performed as routinely as digital X-rays, but Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris may recommend it if they have cause for concern. The 3D model produced by the cone-beam intersection of X-rays is highly precise and accurate, giving Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris a clearer picture of your oral health.
CBCT scanning also provides an important advantage in planning certain treatments, such as the placement of one or more dental implants in your jawbone. Dental implants are designed to absorb a maximum amount of your bite pressure, and that requires highly strategic positioning and angling of each implant post. Using the precise 3D model created by the CBCT scan, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris can accurately plan your dental implant placement before your scheduled procedure.