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The Top 3 Benefits of Cone Beam Imaging Has For Your Oral Health!

July 21, 2017

Filed under: Dental Technology Blog — drasinmaz @ 5:29 pm

We use the most advanced technology to better patient outcomes and provide the most comprehensive, high-quality care available. That’s why we use Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imaging to help identify, treat, and reverse serious dental diseases.

Using this powerful form of x-ray imaging, we can provide our patients with 3D imaging services that have a variety of benefits, as compared to traditional imaging techniques. Read on, and learn more about the cone beam imaging services available at our office.

Provides A More Comprehensive View Of Your Oral Health

Cone beam imaging uses a specialized x-ray machine that takes over 200 2D images of your jaw. These images are then converted into a three dimensional image, providing us with a full picture of your oral health.

Cone beam imaging can also image bone, soft tissue, and teeth all at once! This eliminates the need for multiple x-rays or different imaging machines, and allows for a faster diagnosis and treatment plan.

Lower Radiation Exposure

Before the use of cone beam imaging became commonplace, dentists had to use traditional CT scans to get a comprehensive view of your oral health. CT scans, while effective, carry a high radiation load of 400 to 1000 µSv (microsieverts).

Cone beam imaging, on the other hand, is much less radiation-intensive. According to Dental Economics, cone beam imaging can provide the same results as a CT scan, while exposing patients to much lower doses of radiation, ranging from 50-200 µSv (microsieverts).

Better Image Quality

Cone beam imaging uses very tightly-focused x-ray beams. This minimizes the effects of “scatter radiation”, which can lead to poor image quality, and prevent the accurate diagnosis of oral health issues.

By minimizing this radiation interference and creating detailed, high-resolution images of your mouth, cone beam imaging provides much better image quality, as compared to traditional x-ray techniques.

Get The Full Picture At Palm Beach Dental Excellence!

With advanced technologies like cone beam imaging, we can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of your dental condition and an individualized treatment plan made just for you. Call us at 561-640-9200 for more information or to book an appointment today!

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