The advantages of using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in dentistry are numerous and have revolutionized the way dentists diagnose and treat various dental conditions.
As part of our recent renovations we installed a CBCT imaging system so that we have access to these images to give you the very best dental outcomes without the inconvenience of needing to travel to get this additional xray taken.
Here are some of the key advantages of using CBCT:
HIGH QUALITY 3D IMAGES
CBCT provides high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the oral structures, offering a comprehensive view that is not possible with conventional 2D dental X-rays.
This detailed imaging allows us to see teeth, bone, nerves, and soft tissues in exceptional clarity, leading to more accurate diagnoses and treatment planning.
PRECISE TREATMENT PLANNING
CBCT scans enable precise and personalized treatment planning for dental procedures, including dental implants, orthodontics, and root canal treatments.
We can assess the anatomy of the jawbone, identify the optimal implant placement sites, and create tailored treatment plans, leading to more successful outcomes and reduced treatment times.
MINIMAL RADIATION EXPOSURE
While CBCT scans do involve radiation, the technology has advanced to significantly reduce radiation exposure compared to traditional medical CT scans.
Additionally, CBCT scans are usually localized to the specific area of interest, minimizing exposure to the rest of the body.
IMPROVED DENTAL IMPLANTS
CBCT plays a crucial role in implant dentistry by allowing dentists to assess the bone volume, density, and quality at potential implant sites.
This information helps in determining the most appropriate implant size, type, and angulation, resulting in successful and long-lasting implant placements.
ENHANCED ENDODONTIC PROCEEDURES
In endodontics (root canal treatments), CBCT provides detailed images of the tooth's root canal system, including complex anatomical variations in each canal.
This aids us accurately diagnosing and treating root canal issues and improving the success rate of the procedure.
EARLY DETECTION OF PATHOLOGIES
CBCT is invaluable in detecting dental pathologies, such as tumours, cysts, and hidden infections, at an early stage.
Early detection allows for timely intervention and better treatment outcomes.
EVALUATION OF TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ) DISORDERS
CBCT provides a detailed view of the TMJ, facilitating the diagnosis and treatment planning of TMJ disorders.
This leads to improved management of jaw pain and related issues.
In summary, the advantages of using CBCT in dentistry include its ability to provide high-quality 3D imaging, precise treatment planning, minimal radiation exposure, and its impact on various dental procedures, from implants and orthodontics to endodontics and TMJ evaluation.
CBCT has undoubtedly elevated the standard of dental care and contributed to achieving better dental outcomes for patients.
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