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CBCT Referral Service
Our team of highly trained professionals at The Briars Dental Centre are pleased to announce that the practice now have a small volume CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) scanner.
What is a CBCT scanner?
A CBCT scanner is a high-tech and modern scanning machine, which is capable of producing high-quality panoramic, paranasal sinus, temporal bone and dental cone beam CT 3D images at a fraction of the dose of conventional CT systems. Leading to more precise diagnosis and treatment for the affected area. Unlike traditional X-rays, CBCT scanners can distinguish between different types of tissue and this enables the dentist to see structures in and around the mouth in greater detail.
What are the benefits?
- The scanner produces incredibly accurate and detailed images, which are extremely beneficial during the detection and diagnosis of oral health problems and structural abnormalities.
- The scanner uses very low doses of radiation to produce 3D images of the teeth and the surrounding structures.
- Small volume capabilities of 5×5 and 8×8 as well as a larger 10×10 volume.
- Scanned images can be used to monitor the efficacy of treatment and can also aid in the planning of treatment.
- Dentists can use the detailed images to talk openly to patients about oral health conditions and more easily explain how treatment will work.
- CBCT scanners also improve accuracy and reduce the risk of mistakes, as they provide incredibly detailed images and allow dentists to assess the risk of a procedure or course of treatment.
What are CBCT scanners used for?
CBCT scanners are becoming increasingly important, as dentistry evolves and becomes more dependent on technology. The CS 9300 system, scanner used at our Dental Practice has a wide range of uses in the field of dentistry, including:
- Dental implant planning and placement
- Diagnosis and detection of infections andtumors
- Oral surgery
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) diagnosis and evaluation
- Complex endodontic cases
- Orthodontic treatment
- Periodontal disease
Referrals can be sent by email or post by using the referral forms.
Should you require any further information regarding this service or any of our specialist endodontic, periodontic, orthodontic or restorative services, please contact the practice on 01635 40311 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org