About 3D Cone Beam CT Scans
Although digital x-rays provide diagnostic two-dimensional images of your teeth and jaw, there are times when a more in-depth, full 360-degree view may be preferred. At ACE Dental of Texas, our team utilizes advanced cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to quickly capture highly detailed 3D images of your teeth, jaw, nerves, and other oral structures. Cone beam CT scans allow us to study the full extent of oral health conditions with enhanced diagnostic ability and plan for treatment outcomes with greater precision. From tooth extractions and dental implant surgery to restorative dentistry services, we may incorporate CBCT scans into patient care whenever possible. Please contact one of our modern dental practices today for more on how this modern technology might benefit your smile and health.
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Ideal Candidates for Cone Beam Imaging
Cone beam CT imaging can be used to diagnose a large number of dental conditions for individuals of all ages. For children, it can be used to monitor eruption patterns and jaw developments and monitor changes in dental and facial architecture. Digital imaging can also be utilized throughout orthodontic treatments to determine that the teeth and jaws are aligning correctly. We also use CT scans to diagnose oral diseases, cysts, and tumors in the jaw and when planning for services like tooth replacement with dental implants, dental crown and bridge services, cosmetic dentistry services, and sleep apnea treatment.
How Are Cone Beam Images Captured?
Similar to dental x-rays, 3D imaging may be an important part of a comprehensive dental exam. While the CBCT process is very similar to having x-rays taken, the scanning machine will move 360-degrees around your head, quickly capturing highly precise images of your head, jaw, and mouth as it rotates. The entire process is generally comfortable and takes less than a minute to complete a full-mouth view. The 3D images are immediately transmitted to your digital patient file for our dentists to review. Since the imaging procedure can expose individuals to a low amount of radiation, women who are pregnant or who may be pregnant should inform our team ahead of time.
After CBCT Scans
Once your CBCT scans are transmitted to our computer system, our team will review your 3D images with you. We will take the time to point out oral landmarks or areas of concern and help you understand any treatment needs. These diagnostic scans show your oral features in much greater detail, and as such, allow our team to recommend treatment options that will best meet your unique needs and goals. Together, we can then help you make informed, educated decisions about your oral health and plan accordingly for dental services. As an added benefit, the detailed images produced by cone beam CT scans can help lower the risk of complications during dental procedures.
Insurance Coverage for Digital Imaging
Cone beam 3D oral imaging may be covered in part under some dental insurance plans. To help you make the most of your benefits, our skilled business team will get in touch with your insurance company and let you know of any additional fees for your care. To help fit personal costs into your budget, ACE Dental offers affordable payment options and can provide assistance in applying for special patient financing.
Explore the Benefits of 3D Imaging
Cone beam computed tomography is an advanced 3D imaging method for detecting a variety of issues that may occur in the mouth, teeth, or jaw. Oral imaging is often incorporated into dental services to enhance diagnostic and treatment precision, as well as reduce the risk of complications. Talk to our knowledgeable team at ACE Dental of Texas today to explore the benefits 3D CT scans can offer your oral health.