What are cbct scans?
While digital dental x-rays offer a two-dimensional diagnostic display of your jaw and teeth, a 360-degree comprehensive view may be more ideal in certain instances. To provide a higher standard of care for our patients, ACE Dental of Hewitt proudly uses cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to take highly diagnostic 3D images of your jaw, teeth, nerves, and additional dental structures. These advanced cone beam CT scans let our general dentists evaluate the full extent of your oral health with greater diagnostic ability and plan for more precise treatment results. We integrate CBCT technology into a wide range of dental procedures, from restorative and endodontic care to tooth extractions and dental implant placement. For more on how 3D oral imaging might be advantageous to your oral health, please get in touch with our modern Hewitt, TX practice.
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who should get cbct scans?
Cone beam imaging may be ideal for diagnosing oral conditions in patients of every age. During the childhood years, we may use this technology to track tooth eruption and jaw develop. These 3D images are helpful during orthodontic treatment to ensure the jaws and teeth are aligning as desired. The team at ACE Dental of Hewitt also utilizes CT scans to detect tumors in the jaw, cysts, and oral diseases, and when treatment planning for procedures, like crowns and bridges, cosmetic dental care, sleep apnea treatment, and when replacing teeth with dental implants.
how do cbct scans work?
Cone beam imaging may be an important component of a complete dental examination, much like dental x-rays. To take these CT scans, we will position you in front of our cone beam unit. The machine will rotate in a complete circle around your head, taking highly detailed mages of your mouth, face, and jaw as it moves. The CBCT process is usually quite comfortable and quick and can be completed in under a minute. Once taken, the 3D images are transmitted to your digital record within seconds and can then be evaluated by our team. Because 3D oral imaging may expose patients to low levels of radiation, pregnant women (or those who might be) are advised to let us know beforehand.
what happens after cbct scans?
After your cone beam CT scans are completed, they will be reviewed with you by our team. One of our dentists will spend time pointing out oral landmarks and talking with you about any oral conditions that may require care. These 3D oral images show your mouth, teeth, and jaw in high-level detail, allowing us to recommend the treatments that can best serve your needs, and you to gain a greater understanding of your oral health. In this way, advanced cone beam scans can help you make more informed choices about your dental care. As an additional advantage, cone beam CT scans can help increase the safety of dental treatment and the accuracy of results.
what do cbct scans cost?
Advanced oral imaging, such as CBCT scans, may be covered in part by some dental insurance providers. Our insurance specialist will review your plan and help maximize your coverage before calculating any personal treatment costs. ACE Dental of Hewitt offers several payment options to make your care as convenient and affordable as possible. We can also help you explore low-interest medical financing or other solutions to fit your needs and budget.
maintain a healthy smile with 3d imaging
As an advanced oral imaging option, cone beam computed tomography offers exciting benefits for your oral health. ACE Dental of Hewitt utilizes this technology to enhance our diagnostic capabilities and perform several procedures with greater treatment accuracy. Schedule a visit at our cutting-edge Hewitt, TX practice to further explore how 3D oral imaging might enhance your oral health and smile.