What Makes Cone Beam Scanners So Great for Dental Implant Surgery?

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drvason @ 11:57 pm
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Cone beam scanners are dramatically changing the way dentists gather data on their patients’ oral health. These machines use CBCT scans to provide the accurate anatomical information necessary to make a diagnosis, plan a treatment, or carry out dental implant procedures. If you’re considering getting dental implants, it’s important to make sure that your implant dentist uses a cone beam scanner. Here’s what this piece of advanced technology does and why it is so important.

What Is a Cone Beam Scanner?

Sometimes, a traditional dental X-ray cannot provide all the data necessary to plan a dental implant procedure. Thankfully, dental cone beam CT scanners are able to provide detailed and accurate three-dimensional images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and craniofacial bone mass with only a single scan. A dentist can put all of this data to good use when planning a patient’s dental implant treatment to make it less invasive, easier to perform, and more likely to succeed,

A cone beam CT scanner works by moving an x-ray machine around the patient. This allows the scanner to take many precise x-ray images of the patient, which are then used to create a single 3D model of the patient’s head and neck. Cone beam CT scanners also expose the patient to much less radiation than conventional CT scanners.

What Makes Cone Beam Scanners So Important for Dental Implant Dentists?

Cone beam CT scanners make it much easier for dentists to plan a patient’s course of treatment for dental implants. It allows them to gain detailed data on the amount and quality of bone structure, the proximity of nerves, the dimensions of the mouth and throat, and precise measurements of other prominent structures within the mouth and face. Using this data, a dentist can improve the quality of dental implant services, reduce the number of appointments required for them, and increase patient’s overall satisfaction with the results.

Dental implants are a major investment, so it’s best to get the best care available. An implant dentist who uses a cone beam CT scanner is better equipped to perform the surgery properly and efficiently.

About the Practice

Vason Family Dentistry provides the most excellent dental care available in Atlanta, GA. Led by Drs. Carlisle Vason and Kristen Grisham, the staff delivers personalized and caring service in a warm and friendly environment. Areas of expertise include general, pediatric, restorative, and emergency dentistry as well as dental implant services. For more information on the benefits of using a cone beam scanner for dental implants, contact the office online or dial (404) 367-9799.

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