What Is Cone Beam Technology and What Does It Have to Do with Dental Implants? The Novato Dental Implants Dentist Explains

Written by Dr. McConnell on Jan 23, 2018

Dental implants are the most sophisticated replacement option for missing teeth but have historically proven to be time-consuming to place. But 3-D cone beam scans by your Novato dental implants dentist significantly reduce the time it takes, and improves treatment planning accuracy and increases the success rate of the procedure.

How We Use Cone Beam Technology (CBT)

Our state-of-the-art cone beam scanner generates highly accurate three-dimensional images as well as 2D panoramic images with minimal radiation. Cone beam scans are an invaluable aid in planning dental implant treatment and also assist in the diagnosis and treatment of other facial abnormalities. The advantage that 3-D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that the bone structure, bone density, tissues, and nerves can be viewed clearly.

The 3-D images produced with cone beam technology used by our Novato dental implants dentists provide us with valuable information about your teeth, your dental bone, and the relationship between your upper and lower jaw. These high-resolution images allow us to complete surgeries such as dental implants and extractions more accurately.

Here are some of the main ways in which cone beam scans are used in implant dentistry:

  • Measure the quality and density of the jawbone where the implant will be placed.
  • Pinpoint the most effective placement for implants, including the angle of best fit.
  • Precisely decide on the appropriate size and type of implants.
  • Plan the complete surgical procedure, from start to finish.

Please Call Our Office to Learn More

If you would like a better idea of how cone beam technology can make your treatments more comfortable and provide better outcomes, please call our office. We will be pleased to arrange a consultation with our dental implants dentist so we can answer all your questions.