Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging
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Dental cone beam CT is commonly used for treatment planning of orthodontic issues. It is also useful for more complex cases that involve:
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Dental implant sites
- Jaw and bone deformities/misalignments
- Nasal cavity/sinus issues
- TMJ disorders
- Facial trauma
- Complications in muscular structure, lymph nodes, gums & nerves
- Tumors and cysts
- Oral cancer
Benefits of Cone Beam Dental Imaging:
- The focused x-ray beam reduces scatter radiation, resulting in better image quality.
- A single scan produces a wide variety of views and angles that can be manipulated to provide a more complete evaluation.
- Cone beam CT scans provide more information than conventional dental x-rays or CT scans, allowing for more precise treatment planning.
- CT scanning is painless, non-invasive and accurate.
- X-rays used in CT scans should have no immediate side effects.
- Creates a pathway of dental nerves & roots.
Your oral health care provider at Smile for Life Dentistry uses cone beam imaging to make diagnoses with superior accuracy. Call us at 618-288-6699 to schedule an appointment.