What is a CBCT scan?

A 3D dental cone beam Computerised Tomography scan – or CBCT scan – is similar to an X-ray. An X-ray produces a 2D image of bone, whilst a CBCT scan provides a detailed three-dimensional image of bone.
3D dental CBCT scans enable dentists to accurately plan treatment. The dentist is able to examine images produced by the CT scanner from any direction.

Advantages of CBCT for the placement of dental Implants

3D dental CBCT scans are essential for the accurate placement of dental implants. CBCT scans measure the depth, width and density of the jawbone, and more importantly the depth of bone in the proximity of nerve canals and sinus cavities in a 3D view to an accuracy of 0.1 mm.
Using a 3D dental CBCT scanner for the placement of implants reduces risk and saves time due to fewer visits. Replacing teeth with dental implant treatment has traditionally been associated with long periods of recuperation and high costs, but with our state-of-the-art equipment the time and the cost can be dramatically reduced.

Advantages of CBCT for root canal treatment

  • The ability to demonstrates anatomy in 3 dimensions that intraoral and panoramic images cannot
  • Identify tricky root canal anomalies and determine root curvature
  • Diagnosis of dental periapical disease with no evidence of pathosis identified by conventional imaging
  • In cases where anatomic superimposition of roots or areas of the maxillofacial skeleton is impeding our diagnosis
  • Determine the extent of the periapical disease

In cases where complications have arisen to determine appropriate treatment planning to resolve such issues as:

  1. Overextended root canal obturation
  2. Material separated endodontic instruments
  3. Calcified canal identification
  4. Localization of perforations
  5. Diagnosis and management of dentoalveolar trauma, root fractures, luxation, displacement of teeth, and alveolar fractures.
  6. Diagnosis of internal/external root resorption or invasive cervical resorption
  7. Surgical planning needed to determine the location of root apices and to evaluate the proximity of adjacent anatomical structures.

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We provide our patients with both NHS and Private treatments. Our team of specialists provides high-quality dental care. We provide treatments such as restorative dentistry, periodontics, cosmetic treatment, root canal treatment, teeth whitening and facial aesthetics.

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