Dental Implants Dentist Novato Offers State-of-the-Art Cone Beam Imaging

Written by Dr. McConnell on Dec 20, 2016

The dental implants dentist Novato is pleased to offer his patients the benefit of state-of-the-art dental technology with Cone Beam CT imaging (CBCT). CBCT is a type of imaging system that provides highly detailed, accurate information, allowing us to fully customize your dental treatment.

Why We Choose Cone Beam Technology

Cone Beam technology measures the quantity and quality of bone for dental procedures. It is especially useful for placing dental implants and treating TMJ issues. The CBCT also makes it easy to determine if a tooth, gums or other tissue is infected and allows for accurate treatment planning.

It helps the dentist see tiny cavities and identify potential orthodontic problems since it shows us different angles and magnifications. It even allows us to see the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues so we can plan out highly accurate treatment plan.

How Cone Beam Technology Works

The technology is referred to as a “Cone Beam” because the scanner projects digital x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam. The system uses a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. The scanner moves in one complete circle around your head. You simply sit back in the chair while the scanner does the rest.

CBCT combines low-dose radiation imaging with high-quality 3D diagnostic imaging. CBCT imaging fits your busy schedule because it’s fast, easy and totally painless. It takes a minute or less to complete the scan, which provides us with computer-generated views of oral/facial bone structure in 3D and in color.

With the level of detail provided with the Cone Beam CT scanner we can easily determine if you have enough bone to support a dental implant, or if a bone graft will be necessary prior to beginning your dental implant procedures.

Please Contact Us for More Information

We use the high-tech Cone Beam CT scanner for many dental procedures. It allows early detection of dental diseases and gives us accurate information that increases the likelihood of highly