A 3D CBCT scan will help our implant dentists understand your bone condition and help us identify the best position for your dental implant.
The cost of our scans:
Painless & Quick Testing for Implant Viability
If you have missing teeth and are interested in dental implants, chances are you’ve been told you must have a CBCT scan to progress with your treatment. This type of CT scan uses a cone-beam computed tomography to help our implant dentists get a clear picture of what’s underneath your gums. A CBCT scan is a must for treatment planning, as it will our implant dentists to get an accurate understanding of where your dental implants can and cannot be placed.
A more effective and efficient planning process
CBCT scans help to ensure successful surgical procedures. Advanced technology has transformed how our dentists can serve our local patients by providing a more effective and efficient treatment planning process that looks into details on a minute level. CBCT scans are a must for intrictate and potentially complicated cases, which allow us to simulate highly accurate treatments.
In less than one minute, 200 images from all different angles are taken of your teeth, mouth, jaw, ears, nose, throat and neck. This data captured is used to reconstruct a 3D image of the condition of your smile.
Our Cone Beam CT scams are charged at £100.
We’re a dedicated implant and cosmetic centre, which means we treat missing teeth patients daily – it’s why our practice in Surrey exists. Often, other local practices do not have advanced 3D scanners in-house and therefore need to refer you to another practice to undergo your scan.
With Gentle Dental, everything is carried out under one roof, from your initial CBCT scan to implant surgery. We always invest in the latest technology to make our patient journeys as simple as possible – that’s why we’re the number one-rated implant dentist in the area.
CBCT scanners in detail - What is a CBCT scanner?
Cone Beam Computed Tomography is an advanced, state-of-the-art machine that rotates around your head to produce precise, high-resolution images in 3D that show your teeth, jaws, soft tissue and bones in a high level of detail. Using little radiation, the CBCT scanner is an advanced diagnostic tool that can help identify if you’re an ideal; candidate for treatments like dental implants.
What are CBCT scanners used for?
A crucial tool that plays an instrumental part in your treatment, a CBCT scanner goes hand in hand when planning complex treatments and dental surgeries.
The pioneering scan can be helpful across many areas of dentistry, including procedures like:
- Dental implant planning and placement
- Diagnosis and detection of gum infections or oral cancer
- The crucial planning of any oral surgery
- In compex endodontic cases
- During orthodontic treatments
- Combatting periodontal disease
Perfect for dental implants
Normal X-rays cannot measure your jawbone’s depth, thickness or density. 3D CBCT scans will accurately measure all three in seconds, which is especially important for measuring the depth of bone near nerve canals and sinus cavities.
These 3D CBCT scans allow our dentist to examine your results from every direction possible, allowing us to plan your dental implant placement accurately – and for success. The test will establish whether you can proceed with dental implant surgery without needing pre-prosthetic treatments like sinus lifts and bone augmentations and identify whether there’s enough bone in your jaw to secure an implant for 30 years successfully.
CBCT scans are hugely beneficial for the patient
- Minimally invasive – no pain and relatively quick, making it ideal for nervous and anxious patients.
- It allows the patient to understand their treatment plan better as images break down the process and procedure steps.
- The treatment efficacy is increased, and potential risks or mistakes are greatly reduced.
- The images produced are massively accurate and detailed, which is hugely beneficial during the diagnosis and detection stages.
- The scanned images monitor the effectiveness of the treatment plan and act as a roadmap to the proposed treatments.