Cone Beam CT Scans (CBCT) Kalispell, MT

A woman undergoing our Cone beam CT scans.

Convenient Care Using Advanced Cone Beam CT Scans

Cone beam CT scans (CBCT) are specialized dental technology that provides our Kalispell dentists with detailed 3D images of your teeth and surrounding tissues. With this state-of-the-art technology, we can obtain a more detailed and accurate view of your bone structure.

Additionally, cone beam scans can reduce your recovery time by making high-precision procedures such as dental implant placement more predictable. Explore our guide below to learn more.

Superior Treatment With Our Cone Beam CT Scanner

We use CBCT scans for more accurate dental implant placement. But that’s only one way this technology allows us to serve you better. Our CBCT scanner has several other crucial applications, such as:

  • Evaluating the jaw, sinuses, and nerve canals
  • Detecting jaw tumors
  • Getting a clear picture of your bone structure
  • Planning dental surgeries
  • Diagnosing TMJ disorders

It’s Fast & Easy

You won’t need to do anything in the days before your appointment at our Kalispell office to prepare for your cone beam CT scan. Before we perform the scan, we’ll ask you to remove anything that could interfere with the process, such as jewelry, eyeglasses, or hearing aids.

Once you’ve removed any items that might interfere with the scan, you’ll place your chin and forehead on the designated areas. Afterward, we’ll adjust the equipment to ensure the images are accurate and comfortable for you.

The scanning procedure takes less than 60 seconds to complete. During this time, the cone beam scanner will make a single rotation around your head, capturing images from all angles. This information is then converted into detailed 3D images by our computer software.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between CBCT and regular dental X-rays?
How often should I get a CBCT scan?
What’s the difference between CBCT and regular dental X-rays?

CBCT uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam to capture hundreds of images in a single rotation around the head. This provides a 3D model of dental structures. Regular X-rays use a flat, single-image capture.

How often should I get a CBCT scan?

For most patients, only a single scan is needed for diagnostic purposes. Follow-ups are done with traditional X-rays unless a new issue arises.

Learn More About Cone Beam CT Scans

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