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At High St Dental Care, we make use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning within our dental practice. This is a sophisticated, pain-free way of helping us to gather the information we need about your teeth, nerves and jaw, so that we can complete your treatment as successfully as possible.
The CBCT scanner is primarily used in two specific treatments:
We will be able to advise you further if you should book a CBCT scanning appointment as part of your treatment.
CBCT is a technique used to produce images for various medical purposes and this type of scanner is regularly used in dentistry and oral surgery. It produces high-quality 3D images in a high volume, removing the need for multiple x-rays.
We will use the CBCT scanner to obtain information about:
The CBCT scanner will be fixed into place depending on the images we need to obtain. It will rotate around your head, scanning and collecting the required images. Please do not wear any metal items to the appointment, such as jewellery or hairpins. These may interfere with the quality of the images and you may need to come back for a second appointment.
CBCT scanners have many benefits over traditional x-rays, giving us much better insight into oral structures so that we can plan for your treatment accordingly. Here are some of the benefits you will find to us using CBCT technology within the practice:
Please get in touch if you have any questions about the CBCT scanner we use within our practice.
If you are having dental implants or orthodontic treatments and you would like to discuss your scan with your dentist, we will be more than happy to assist. Our reception team can also answer your commonly asked questions, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.