Discover how a CBCT dental scan improves patient outcomes in Riverview, FL
CBCT Dental Scan
While traditional x-rays are invaluable for diagnosing cavities and gum issues, these images have their limits. Luckily, imaging technology advances in dentistry allow for even better pictures. A CBCT dental scan provides a detailed, 3D image of your mouth in seconds. The dentists at Inspiration Dental in Riverview, FL, utilize this advanced technology for diagnostic and planning purposes to improve our ability to care for our patients.
Providing quick, precise 3D modeling
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) uses a moving x-ray imaging device to scan your mouth and jaw, creating up to 600 images in less than a minute. Using computer processing, your dentist can create a three-dimensional image of the treatment area that can be easily manipulated to better look at health issues in the bone and soft tissues of your mouth.
This advanced technology provides valuable information with less radiation than many other imaging devices, but it does expose the patient to more radiation than a traditional x-ray. While the chance of radiation complications is minimal for many patients, others may be at a higher risk. Our team carefully considers the risk it possesses for each patient before utilizing it in their treatment protocol.
Planning advanced care
Cone beam CT scans provide detailed imagery of the teeth, gums, and jawbone so your dentist can get a crystal clear image of your health. And can use it to precisely plan complex procedures such as dental implants, surgical tooth extractions, and root canal therapy. With more information, your dentist can avoid surprises that can cause complications or leave you in the dental chair for much longer than anticipated.
Our CBCT scanning is only one facet of the technology Inspiration Dental has invested in to improve our patient care. We utilize dental lasers, air abrasion, and CEREC restorations to offer faster, more comfortable care for our patients. The quicker we can restore your oral health, the sooner you can leave the office with a smile you’re proud to show off. Contact our office in Riverview, FL, today at (813) 638-0313 to learn more about how we can help.