Dental Cone Beam Scanner - Schenectady, NY • Capital District
Comprehensive Imaging for Capital District Families
In the treatment planning stages of more complex procedures, your dentist needs additional information about your oral anatomy that simply cannot be provided by a traditional two-dimensional X-ray. The Cone Beam scanner is the perfect tool for capturing an in-depth digital image that Dr. Page can use when preparing for dental implant placement. Below, find out more information about this tool -- including how it works, what we use it for, and what you can expect if you need to have this type of scan.
What Is the Cone Beam Scanner?
Similar to a traditional CT scan, the Cone Beam scanner captures a three-dimensional image that Dr. Page uses to plan restorative dentistry procedures. The beam is a slightly different shape than that used in a traditional CT scan, and it also exposes the patient to less radiation in the process. Furthermore, the Cone Beam scanner is small enough to be housed within the dental practice -- so we can further centralize each step of the treatment process in one convenient location.
Cone Beam Scanning for Dental Implants
The Cone Beam scanner is especially useful in the treatment planning phase of dental implant procedures. We need to have a comprehensive image of the teeth, bones, nerves, and blood vessels in order to place dental implants safely and accurately. The digital, three-dimensional scan and the fabrication of surgical guides make it possible to do that.
The dental implant process at Capital Smiles is all completed in our convenient office and includes planning, placement, recovery, and finally the restoration of the implant posts. By using advanced technology including the Cone Beam scanner as well as sedation dentistry, which keeps you relaxed throughout the procedures, you can rest assured that your experience at Capital Smiles will be completely comfortable.
What to Expect from a Cone Beam Scan
You do not have to do anything special in order to get a Cone Beam scan taken. It helps to wear loose clothing and, because you will have to remove any large jewelry anyway, to come without too many accessories.
It only takes a few minutes to have the scan completed. We will have you stand comfortably and still under the scanner. After precisely positioning your head and jaw for optimal image capture, we will activate the machine. The image is captured in a matter of seconds. Then, it is ready for viewing on our computer screen -- and the important treatment planning phase can begin.
The Cone Beam scan is an invaluable tool for any state-of-the-art dental practice. Given the fact that it is quick, painless, and does not require anything special on your end, there is nothing to fear from a Cone Beam scan!
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To learn more about how Capital Smiles uses advanced technology to enhance our dental services or to schedule a consultation to discuss any of our general, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry treatments, you are invited to contact us today.