CBCT (3D Xrays)

family dentistry

Cone Beam CT Scan (CBCT)

The 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner allows your Stafford family dentist to accurately see every aspect of your mouth in a three dimensional image, making diagnosis as thorough and accurate as it has ever been. The staff at Refine Dentistry is now able to stimulate dental procedure on the computer, before even treating you – which is particularly beneficial for implants. With this technology, your dentist is now able to identify endodontic pathology, including potential fractures or other complications, that standard radiographs simply cannot show. This is truly the future of dentistry, and it’s available right here in Stafford, Texas.
CBCT (3D Xrays)

what to expect

CBCT scans are quick and simple to perform. A Cone Beam Imaging System is at the heart of the CBCT scanner. During the scan, the patient sits stationary on a designated seat. The cone beams are used to take literally hundreds of pictures of the face. These pictures are used to compile an exact 3D image of the inner mechanisms of the face and jaw. The dentist is able to zoom in on specific areas and view them from alternate angles.

CBCT is an incredible tool that has improved our practice by minimizing the cost of dental treatment, reducing treatment time and enhancing the end results of dental surgery. Some of our cases at Dentistry by Design would have been impossible, or at least challenging to do by using traditional X-rays. CBCT help us in all phases of treatment, most importantly beneficial during the diagnosis phase. Many times, conventional radiographs left us unsure of the diagnosis but CBCT showed clear pathology that would require root canal treatment, other times the CBCT showed signs that the case had a poor prognosis. This has saved some patients times and money.

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