What are CBCT scans, and how are they used in dentistry?

At Red Hill Dental Practice of Red Hill, Victoria, we are deeply committed to providing our patients with the latest technologies and modalities for improving oral health and wellness. When it comes to diagnostics, we have invested in Cone Beam CT Scanning. This state-of-the-art imaging technology allows us to capture high-resolution 3D images of the oral and maxillofacial regions.

What is the CBCT scan?

The CBCT scan, also known as cone beam computed tomography, is a compact and low-dose radiation imaging system that produces high-quality images. It uses cone-shaped x-ray beams to create multiple cross-sectional images of the mouth, teeth, jaw, and face. These images can then be reconstructed into a 3D model for more accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

What are the benefits of CBCT scans?

The use of CBCT in dentistry has revolutionised how dentists approach diagnostics and treatment. It provides a detailed view of the oral structures, allowing for early detection of issues that may not be visible on traditional x-rays. This helps in early intervention and prevention of potential dental problems. Additionally, CBCT scans are quick, painless, and non-invasive compared to other imaging modalities.

What are the uses of CBCT scans in dentistry?

CBCT scans have a wide range of applications in dentistry. These include but are not limited to:

  • Planning for dental implants
  • Diagnosing problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Detecting and treating jaw abnormalities and diseases
  • Evaluating impacted teeth
  • Assessing the condition of root canals and identifying potential complications
  • Guiding oral surgeries and other complex dental procedures

How do I learn more about CBCT scans?

Red Hill, VIC area patients who are interested in scheduling an appointment to find out more about CBCT scans are welcome to call our office at 03 5907 5942. Our practice is located at 135 Shoreham Road and is open to new and returning patients in and around the community. Our dental providers at Red Hill Dental Practice are available to help you learn more about the solutions available for improving and restoring one’s dental health and wellness.