CBCT 3D Dental Imaging

At NOVO Dental, we strive to deliver the best possible care to our clients. This is why we invest in technologies and equipment, such as advanced CBCT 3D imaging equipment. With this technology, we are able to deliver even greater benefits to our clients.

What is CBCT 3D Imaging Equipment?

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a specialized imaging technique that uses X-rays to produce a three-dimensional (3D) image of the teeth, jaws, and surrounding structures. CBCT provides a more detailed and accurate image of the teeth and bones compared to traditional 2D X-rays.

CBCT 3D imaging equipment allows dentists to see a client’s teeth and bones in high resolution from any angle. This makes it a valuable tool for dentists when treatment planning implants or diagnosing impacted canine, wisdom, or supernumerary teeth.

CBCT 3D imaging in progress at NOVO Dental

The Benefits of Using CBCT 3D Imaging Equipment

There are several benefits to using CBCT 3D imaging equipment in dental practice. Here are just a few of them:

  • More Accurate Diagnoses: With CBCT 3D imaging equipment, we can get a more detailed view of a client’s dental structure. A 3D x-ray can exhibit areas that can easily be hidden with 2D x-rays. This allows us to detect potential problems earlier and make more accurate diagnosis.
  • Better Treatment Planning: The detailed images produced by CBCT 3D imaging equipment allow us to plan and execute treatments with greater precision. This results in better outcomes for our clients.
  • Reduced Radiation Exposure: All digital radiography can reduce the amount of radiation exposure compared to traditional film. CBCT machines use a lower radiation dose compared to conventional CT scans, making it a safer option for clients, especially for those who need multiple scans.
  • Improved Client Communication: With CBCT 3D imaging equipment, we are able to show our clients detailed images of their teeth and bones. These 3D imagess help the client better understand their condition and treatment options. Ultimately the client feels more informed, confident and involved with their health choices.
CBCT Pan 3D Image at NOVO Dental Abbotsford

How We Use CBCT 3D Imaging Equipment at Our Clinic

At NOVO Dental Centre, we use CBCT 3D imaging equipment in a variety of ways. Here are just a few examples:

  • Dental Implants: Before placing dental implants, we use CBCT 3D imaging equipment to assess the client’s bone density and structure. This allows us to plan the placement of the implant more accurately and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Impacted Teeth: Occasionally, in children and adolescents, a permanent tooth may not erupt because there isn’t enough space for it. Teeth that don’t fully erupt may be completely hidden under the gum, or they may only partially erupt. Not only does this affect the beauty of your child’s smile, but it can lead to infection and pain. We use CBCT to help with the localization of unerupted or impacted teeth in the upper and lower jaw.
    • Impacted canines occur when the canine teeth do not erupt properly and become lodged in the jawbone. CBCT images can help dentists identify the exact location and orientation of the impacted canines, which can aid in planning for orthodontic treatment or surgical intervention.
    • Wisdom teeth can also become impacted and cause pain and infection. CBCT images can show the position and orientation of the wisdom teeth, including any abnormal growth patterns that may require extraction.
    • Supernumerary teeth: Extra teeth can develop in the mouth, which can cause crowding or other dental problems. CBCT images can help dentists identify the presence and location of supernumerary teeth, as well as any associated abnormalities in the surrounding teeth and bone.

CBCT 3D Imaging is a valuable tool for dentists to accurately diagnose and plan for treatment leading to more effective and efficient treatment outcomes.

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Learn More About CBCT 3D Imaging

At NOVO Dental Centre, we believe that investing in technologies like CBCT 3D imaging equipment is essential for delivering the best possible care to our clients. By using this technology, we are able to diagnose and plan treatments more accurately and reduce the risk of complications. If you are interested in learning more about how CBCT 3D imaging equipment can benefit your dental care, please contact our clinic today.