What Is 3D Dental Imaging?
At ACE Dental of Bellmead, we are excited to offer advanced cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology to increase our diagnostic abilities and enhance treatment outcomes. Cone beam images produce a three-dimensional, 360-degree view of your face, jaw, teeth, nerves, and soft tissues within your mouth. With this detailed information, our general dentists can gain a greater understanding of your oral health, often identify treatment needs sooner, and plan for dental health results with increased accuracy. We take 3D cone beam CT scans for Bellmead, TX patients when performing a wide range of dental procedures, from routine restorative treatments to teeth extractions and dental implant placement. Talk with our knowledgeable team today for more on the exciting oral health benefits of cone beam technology!
When Is a Dental CBCT Scan Recommended?
Children and adults may be good candidates for having 3D oral images taken. We use cone beam CT scans to evaluate eruption patterns and jaw developments in younger patients, and throughout orthodontic treatment to ensure the jaws and teeth are aligning as planned. These diagnostic images are also extremely helpful in diagnosing cysts, jaw tumors, and dental diseases that may be impacting a patient's oral health and smile. Cone beam technology is also useful when planning treatment procedures, such as sleep apnea care, cosmetic dentistry services, crown and bridge treatments, and tooth replacement processes.
How Are Cone Beam CT Scans Taken?
Cone beam images are often completed during routine dental exams or as needed during dental treatments. Similar to having a panoramic x-ray taken, the CBCT machine will rotate in a circle around your head while taking very detailed images of your mouth, jaw, and face as it moves. The 3D oral imaging process is usually quite comfortable and very quick, requiring less than one minute to capture a 360-degree view of your features. Because CBCT imaging may expose patients to low levels of radiation, patients who are pregnant (or who might be) are advised to let our team know beforehand.
What Can I Expect After Cone Beam Dental Imaging?
Once taken, your 3D oral images will be stored in your digital chart and viewed as needed by our team to evaluate your oral health or plan for dental treatments. A member of our team will review these images with you, pointing out any concerning areas to help you better understand your dental health. Because CBCT scans can provide a clearer picture of your oral structures, our dentists can gain greater insight into any oral conditions and suggest treatment solutions that are best suited for your dental needs and goals. Along with these benefits, cone beam scans may also lessen the risk of complications during dental treatments.
Are DEntal CBCT Scans Covered by Insurance?
A number of dental insurance plans may provide coverage toward cone beam 3D imaging. Our insurance specialist will contact your provider to review your specific benefits and will inform you of any estimated out-of-pocket costs. If you do not carry insurance or have personal expenses, we will be happy to explain the convenient payment choices accepted at ACE Dental of Bellmead or help you apply for low-cost medical financing.
Discover the Benefits of 3D Imaging
We are excited to offer the benefits of advanced cone beam imaging to Bellmead, TX patients. With this state-of-the-art service, our dentists can view your oral structures in much greater detail, often identifying dental conditions earlier and increasing the precision of the care we provide. Schedule a visit at ACE Dental of Bellmead for more on how CBCT might help enhance the health and wellness of your smile.