Dental implants

CBCT Dental Scan: What is it and why is it necessary?

What is a CBCT scan?

CBCT stands for cone-beam computed tomography. Dental professionals use CBCT systems that rotate around you to capture data using a cone-shaped x-ray.

The capture of 150-200 images from different angles takes less than one minute. These data are used to create a 3D model of you.

What is the difference between CBCT Scans and standard X-rays?

Most likely, you’ve either had full-mouth x-rays taken (FMX) by our dentist, or you’ve heard about it.

  • FMX: This is typically taken by our dentist every 3-5 years. The FMX takes images of every tooth and surrounding structures. It is used to diagnose dental conditions such as gum disease, cavities, dental abscesses and lesions.
  • PANO: One-picture image that is most commonly used by orthodontists and oral surgeons. The pictures taken by PANO provide a view that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.

A CBCT dental scan can capture more information than standard x-rays and is much more effective. CBCT technology uses less radiation and requires fewer scans to view the various angles of your mouth. CBCT scans can reveal the nerve pathways and surrounding soft tissues, which is a big advantage over traditional dental X-rays.

What are the advantages of CBCT scans?

Healthy gums and bones are the foundation of a healthy smile. Periodontists can help you create and maintain this foundation. CBCT scans are an integral part of periodontal care. They  provide diagnostic assessment, which will be the key to helping you improve your oral health.

A CBCT scan has many advantages.

  • Higher accuracy and better image quality.
  • Provides detailed diagnostic  for your oral health
  • It gives a comfortable and fast experience
  • Lower radiation doses

Why is CBCT scanning necessary?

A CBCT scan allows us to assess your health and plan your treatment before we start any procedure.

This technology is crucial in planning and performing successful implant surgery. CBCT scans are a great tool for our periodontists.

Here’s how a CBCT could help:

  • Give precise measurements including the dimensions and shape of your jaw.
  • Gum problems can be identified.
  • Severe disease signs and symptoms can be detected by identifying lesions.
  • Find the root cause of pain.
  • Assess your nasal cavity, sinuses, and nerve canal.

More questions about CBCT scans?

We are available to answer any questions you may have about CBCT scans and dental implants in Dubai. We have the most up-to-date dental technology, including iCAT CBCT machines, to ensure the best treatment under the most suitable circumstances..

To learn more or book a consultation, give us a call or email us at New Ivory Dental & Implant Clinic today.