Cone Beam CT Scan (CBCT)
Keeping your mouth in its optimal health means that your dentist must be able to accurately diagnose, treat, and communicate effectively with patients about any oral health problems they may face. This is why we are proud to be one of the few dental offices in Central Ohio with the advanced cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology, a superb development in dental imaging that utilizes safer, faster CT scanning. This very safe form of X-ray uses precise and highly magnified cameras to create a 3D digital image of your teeth and mouth. The process is comfortable and quick, taking less than a minute to complete each scan. The renderings created from the CBCT scan are then displayed on a computer screen for easy analysis.
There are many benefits to having access to such precise imaging, for both patient and dentist. Some benefits include:
- Better diagnostic and treatment tools: These highly magnified 3D renderings can be excellent tools when diagnosing or treating oral health issues, providing an accurate and detailed lens through which to view the mouth.
- Access to information that is not available through traditional X-ray: By using the CBCT, your dentist can see more precisely your anatomy and exact bone shape—an important consideration when assessing candidacy for dental implants or other procedures.
- More accurate record keeping: With 3D images created by the CBCT, your dentist will have access to a comprehensive snapshot of your oral health at any moment, leading to better and more detailed records.
- Easier communication between dentist and patient: When patients can see their own mouth in 3D, they can see problems with their teeth, gums, and mouth with better ease, allowing them to more fully understand their oral health and hygiene.
With the CBCT scan, we can better care for your oral health, taking into full consideration your unique mouth anatomy and smile needs. If you are interested in learning more about this 3D imaging technology or have any questions about the process of receiving a CBCT scan, call us today. Dr. Bowen and Dr. Gehlert look forward to helping you achieve your best smile, using the safest and most effective tools in modern dentistry.