Using 3D Cone Beam CT scanning (CBCT), we can create an extremely accurate 3D image of your teeth, jaws, and facial structures, simplifying the treatment planning process. This technology allows your oral surgeon to examine crucial facial bone structures. Our team uses these 3D images to create extremely accurate surgical guides, which streamlines your procedure and reduces the possibility of unforeseen complications. The team at Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons strives to provide the safest and most effective care possible. The advanced technology of 3D CBCT imaging allows us to form the most accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your surgery.
There are many advantages to utilizing 3D CBCT imaging over traditional X-ray imaging. The images from 3D CBCT scans are substantially more precise than conventional X-rays; our scans are more detailed, and having three-dimensional images makes it easier to locate important structures that may have gone unnoticed in a traditional X-ray scan. Additionally, conventional X-rays expose patients to significantly higher levels of radiation than the 3D CBCT scanner. With higher accuracy levels and minimized radiation exposure, the 3D cone beam scanner is the best option for planning a variety of treatments and procedures.
Uses for 3D CBCT Scanning Technology
The 3D CBCT scanning technology can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of various procedures. A few of the applications for this technology include
- Creating surgical guides for precise dental implant placements
- Ensuring that important nerves and other facial structures are accounted for in the treatment planning stages
- Getting a more accurate view of abnormal internal structures such as cysts and tumors
- Getting exact images of a patient’s jaw and teeth alignment before planning corrective jaw treatments
We value your comfort as a patient, which is why we offer the most advanced technology available in our practice. If you are interested in learning more about 3D CBCT scanning, or if you would like to find out more about your treatment options as a patient at Pacific Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, contact one of our offices today. A member of our team will be happy to help you.