How much do you know about the technology that you dentist uses? In today’s world, the dentists who remain on the cutting edge of advanced technology can more efficiently address patient needs and provide superior care.
Along with his team at Cassell Dentistry in San Diego, CA, Dr. Cassell makes it his mission to invest in state-of-the-art technologies like CBCT 3D imaging in order to provide patients with the dental care they need (and deserve!).
What is Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Imaging?
21st century dental technology is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Processes that used to be either impossible or incredibly time-consuming can now be accomplished in the span of minutes!
This is especially true when discussing dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT).
CBCT technology makes it not just possible, but downright easy to see clear, detailed, 3D images of every part of your mouth:
- Soft tissue
CBCT imaging earned its name from the shape of its x-ray beam, which is in the shape of a cone. Traditional CT scans, by comparison, use fan-shaped x-ray beams. Using the unique cone shape of each x-ray, dentists capture about 600 “slices” of information and images from your mouth. Then special CBCT software assembles those slices into an insightful 3D view of your mouth.
CBCT Imaging Improves Dental Care
CBCT 3D imaging helps dentists like Dr. Cassell take dental care to the next level. 3D images provide far more insight and information that standard two-dimensional x-rays.
In fact, CBCT 3D images can be moved, rotated, and zoomed to explore tooth and bone structures from every angle. Other benefits include:
- Focused x-ray beam reduces scatter radiation for better image quality
- Views and angles can be manipulated to provide a complete assessment of oral health
- Painless, non-invasive, and highly accurate
- No radiation remains in the body after CBCT imaging
Overall, CBCT imaging is a valuable and reliable diagnostic tool that we use for all Cassell Dentistry patients who may need additional evaluation and treatment.
How We Use CBCT 3d Imaging at Cassell Dentistry
The team at Cassell Dentistry in San Diego, California has always been committed to dental excellence and innovation. That’s why we’re so proud to offer CBCT 3D imaging to address a range of essential patient care needs.
Dental implants are considered the Gold Standard in tooth replacement technology. If you are missing teeth, dental implants can restore your ability to chew, talk, and smile naturally.
A dental implant is composed of three piece:
- A titanium screw is anchored into the jawbone, where it fuses to permanently replace lost tooth rotes
- The abutment, the middle section that connects the titanium screw to the replacement tooth
- The crown, or replacement tooth, which looks virtually as natural as a real tooth
Dr. Cassell initiates every dental implant consultation with CBCT 3D scans. Using this type of advanced imaging technology, Dr. Cassell is able to collect vital information with far more accuracy and precision than ever before. This makes it possible to deliver these unprecedented patient benefits:
- Precise measurements and other vital data
- Reduction of implant failure
- Virtual implant planning to predict and visualize end results
- Higher success rate of bone grafts
- Thorough post-treatment evaluations
Nobody wants dental implants that are “just okay” or “just get the job done”. You deserve beautiful, functional, long-lasting implants that restore your confident smile. Thanks to CBCT 3D imaging, Dr. Cassell can make that happen!
Root Canal Planning
CBCT imaging is also an important investigative tool in root canal planning. Research shows that CBCT images can effectively differentiate between different types of root canal damage by measuring lesion density, something that was never possible before.
Dr. Cassell leverages CBCT 3D imaging in this way to help every patient receive the customized root canal treatment he needs. In fact, these images allow Dr. Cassell to evaluate the condition of a damaged tooth down to the number of roots, root canal condition, and position of infected dental pulp.
All of this means that when you see Dr. Cassell for a root canal or decaying tooth, you can trust that you’ll receive the specific treatment you need, exactly as you need it- no more and no less.
One of the most valuable applications of CBCT 3D imaging is in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. The high resolution 3D images obtained through CBCT scans are used to gather diagnostic and quantitative information on a patient’s periodontal bone health.
This is exactly why Dr. Cassell always uses CBCT 3D imaging to evaluate the outcome of regenerative periodontal therapy and plan his treatments accordingly. Gum disease is a serious and potentially destructive condition that must be treated quickly and efficiently. CDCT technology makes this easier than ever before!
Call Cassell Dentistry in San Diego, CA today to learn more about CBCT 3D imaging and schedule your next appointment. You deserve a dentist who leverages the best technology to give you superior dental care, and that’s exactly what Dr. Cassell promises to every patient.