3D Dental Cone Beam CT Scanner Usage in Pittsburgh, PA
A dental cone beam computed tomography, or dental CBCT, is a type of imaging equipment that is used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. There are very few cosmetic dentistry practices in the Pittsburgh area that are able to produce three dimensional (3D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bones in one single scan – and Polished Dental has this state-of-the-art technology at the downtown location.
The 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner allows your Pittsburgh cosmetic 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 Polished Dental 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 Pittsburgh, PA.
What are some common uses of the 3D Scanner?
Dental cone beam CT is commonly used for treatment planning of orthodontic and implant procedures. However, it can also be used for more complex cases such as:
- surgical planning for impacted teeth (primarily wisdom teeth).
- diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
- detecting, measuring and treating jaw tumors.
- determining bone structure and tooth orientation.
- locating the origin of pain or pathology.
- reconstructive surgery.
You won’t need to prepare for the 3D dental cone beam CT, and you will not experience any pain during the procedure, which only takes a few minutes. If anything, you will leave with a more in-depth understanding of your dental health and can plan your next steps accordingly.