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CBCT Cone Beam Scans Coquitlam

Now Accepting 3D Dental
X-Ray Referrals

For more information call us at (604) 942-6282 or fill out the form.

Dental X-Ray Referrals

    CBCT Cone Scans Are The Latest Technology in Dental X-Rays

    Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a revolutionary technology that has improved how dentists diagnose and treat various oral conditions. Unlike traditional two-dimensional X-rays, CBCT provides three-dimensional images of oral and bone structures with remarkable precision and minimal radiation exposure. This advanced dental imaging technique has proven to be incredibly helpful to dental patients by improving diagnostic accuracy, treatment planning, and overall patient care.

    Coast Dental uses X-rays yearly to examine a patient's oral health. X-rays help us view areas of the mouth that cannot be seen with the naked eye, like the sinuses and jaw structure. X-rays are also helpful to ensure accurate placement and positioning for dental implants. We can even use X-rays to diagnose TMJ or tumours in the jaw! So, having the most accurate and up-to-date technology available to our patients for full mouth X-rays is incredibly important. 

    Cone Beam CT Scanners rotate around the patient 360 degrees to capture a full 3D view of the patient's oral structure. This often takes less than a minute to complete. Multiple images are taken and then blended to create the 3D imagery.

    Dental Cone Beam CT exams are quick, non-invasive and easy for patients. This medical imaging technique is incredibly accurate and provides excellent image quality for your dentist to make qualified diagnostic decisions. 


    Enhanced Diagnostic Accuracy
    and Treatment

    One of the most significant advantages of CBCT cone scans is their unparalleled diagnostic accuracy. Traditional X-rays provide a limited view of the oral structures, making it challenging to detect certain conditions or plan complex procedures effectively. CBCT, on the other hand, generates detailed 3D images that allow dentists to visualize the teeth, bone, soft tissues, and surrounding structures from various angles and perspectives.

    CBCT scans are particularly valuable in diagnosing and planning treatment for conditions like impacted teeth, dental infections, and jaw disorders. For example, when dealing with impacted wisdom teeth, CBCT scans enable the dentist to precisely assess the position, orientation, and proximity of these teeth to nearby structures like nerves or sinuses. This information is essential for planning safe and effective extractions, reducing the risk of complications and ensuring a smoother recovery process for the patient.

    Moreover, CBCT scans are crucial in the evaluation of dental implants. Before placing an implant, assessing the bone density, volume, and quality at the intended site is essential. CBCT scans give detailed info on these qualities, helping dentists choose the right implant size and placement technique. This ensures the long-term success of the implant and reduces the chances of implant-related complications.

    Improved Patient Care and Safety

    Beyond its diagnostic benefits, CBCT cone scans enhance patient care and dental safety. One of the primary concerns in dental radiology is minimizing radiation exposure while obtaining the necessary diagnostic information. CBCT addresses this concern by offering lower radiation doses than traditional CT scans, making it a safer option for patients. At Coast Dental, your health is our top priority, so we are pleased to be offering this technology to keep our patients safe.

    Furthermore, CBCT scans can lead to more efficient and patient-centered care. Visualizing the oral and maxillofacial structures in three dimensions allows dentists to explain diagnoses and treatment plans more effectively to their patients. Patients can better understand and visualize their condition and the proposed procedures, which can alleviate anxiety and enhance their overall experience at the dental clinic.

    In addition to improving patient communication, CBCT scans facilitate collaboration among dental specialists. For complex cases requiring the expertise of oral surgeons, orthodontists, and periodontists, the 3D images obtained from CBCT scans can be easily shared and analyzed by all professionals. This collaborative approach ensures that patients receive comprehensive and well-coordinated care.

    In conclusion, CBCT cone scans have revolutionized dental practice by providing enhanced diagnostic accuracy, enabling effective treatment planning, and improving patient care and safety. This technology has become invaluable, allowing for more precise diagnoses and treatments while minimizing radiation exposure. We are pleased to integrate 3D X-ray technology into your treatment plan at Coast.

    Interested In Referring Your Patients?

    Contact us to learn more about our CBCT 3D X-ray machine and how it can help your patients.