At Rutland Dental Centre, we understand that sometimes regular dental or facial X-rays are not enough to diagnose dental issues. That's why we offer our patients 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT) scans. This new 3D imaging technology allows us to produce detailed images of the bone around your teeth, making it easier for our dentists to diagnose and treat any issues you may be experiencing.
What is a 3D Cone Beam CT scan?
A 3D Cone Beam CT scan uses a computer and X-rays that captures anywhere between 150 to 200 images taken at different angles to produce high-quality 3D images. We invested in this type of 3D imaging because it allows our dentists to diagnose and treat complex dental issues more accurately and efficiently than conventional X-rays.
Common uses and recommendations
At Rutland Dental Centre, we may recommend 3D Cone Beam CT scans for patients preparing for tooth extractions, dental implants, and other complex dental procedures. This type of scan is also beneficial for TMD concerns, airways issues, and complex treatment planning. Using a Cone Beam scan, our dentists can determine tooth orientation and measure jawbone spacing, reducing the risk of misaligned implants, and ensuring the longevity of the implants to meet the patient's needs.
If you are experiencing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), a Cone Beam CT scan is an efficient way to detect and treat any jaw or sinus issues. With a rapid return rate of analysis, our dentists can diagnose and treat your TMJ more quickly and efficiently.
One of the main benefits of a 3D Cone Beam CT scan is its ability to examine soft tissue and bone simultaneously, providing much more information than a conventional X-ray. This type of scan is also accurate, painless, and produces improved image quality that reduces scatter radiation. At Rutland Dental Centre, a Cone Beam scan is one of the most advanced dental technologies available, enhancing the lives of both dentists and patients.
If you're experiencing complex dental issues or need a dental implant, a 3D Cone Beam CT scan may be right for you. Contact Rutland Dental Centre today to schedule a consultation and learn more about dentistry in Kelowna.
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