Cone Beam CT Scans in Lake Jackson
Dr. Tredinick now can use advanced, specialized 3D Cone Beam CT scanners to capture a 360-degree view of your entire mouth. This allows the doctor to plan implant placements carefully, ensuring their correct angle and depth lead to a successful surgery.
The Cone Beam CT scanner allows Dr. Tredinick to view your teeth, bones, and sinus cavities in a three-dimensional view so that she can see the exact relationships between and the condition of all the parts.
What is a Cone Beam CT Scanner?
A Cone Beam (CB) CT scanner uses X-rays and computer-processed X-ray information to produce 3D cross-sectional images of the jaws, teeth, and sinuses.
It is a smaller, faster, and safer version of the regular CT scanner. Through the use of a cone-shaped X-ray beam, the radiation dosage is lower, and the time needed for scanning is reduced.
During a Cone Beam CT scan, you will be seated in the machine. After your head is carefully positioned, the scanner will move around your head in a circular motion, capturing images and sending them to the computer for processing. Several scans may be required to produce the final 3D image.
Cone Beam CT scans deliver a significantly lower dose of radiation during the process, but remember to inform Dr. Tredinick if you might be pregnant.
Uses for a Cone Beam CT Scanner
At Coastal Periodontics, we’ll use the Cone Beam CT scanner to build a comprehensive model of your teeth and jaws before suggesting any particular type of periodontal procedure.
With this advanced technology, we can ensure your safety and comfort before proceeding with non-surgical or surgical procedures.
Schedule Your Evaluation
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tredinick to learn more about whether using a 3D Cone Beam CT scanner is best for you. If you have been considering dental implants or other special periodontics procedures, the Cone Beam scanner can help to develop a complete surgical treatment plan that will provide the best results for you.
If you would like an evaluation, or have further questions about Cone Beam CT scanners, contact us online or at 979-258-3491 today.