Here at Wellington Dental Practice we pride ourselves on using the best materials and equipment available. We are excited to now offer our patients CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) scans for advanced treatment planning.
What is a CBCT scanner?
A CBCT scanner is a state-of-the-art machine which can be used to produce incredibly detailed, 3D images of the jaws and even individual teeth. The scanner uses low dose radiation in order to build up an image which shows the different tissue types present and the various dimensions of these.
What do we use the CBCT scanner for?
CBCT scanners have many potential uses in the dental setting. Here at Wellington Dental Practice, however, we primary utilise the scanner when planning implant and complex endodontic (root canal) cases.
As technology has evolved, CBCT scanning has become an integral part of implant case planning. Our implant dentist, Andy Armstrong, frequently uses CBCT scans to help plan implant positioning and placement. Our root canal dentist, Martin Damyanov, may also use the scanner when tackling particularly complex root canal treatments.
Advantages of having CBCT scanning facilities:
- Highly accurate treatment planning.
- Increased procedural accuracy and reduced risk of error.
- Scans can be used to monitor the efficacy of treatment.
- Detailed pre-treatment images help to improve patient understanding of procedures.
- For nervous patients, a greater understanding of a procedure can help reduce anxiety.