CBCT SCAN

The Revolutionary
Dental
Diagnostic Tool

At the Clock Dental Practice, we strive to provide our patients with the latest techniques and most advanced technology in the orthodontic industry. That’s why we are so proud to offer Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scans, a revolutionary diagnostic tool that enables us to see your teeth, bones, and soft tissues in 3D.

Are you a Dentist?
Refer a Patient for a 3D CBCT

To refer a patient for a 3D CBCT simply call us on 01305 785325
We can send you an email of the scan the very same day or if you prefer we can send it to you on a disc. Just download the viewing software which you can then use to analyse the scan.

We have invested in the latest 3D Cone Beam Scanner equipment. Radiology is important in the diagnostic assessment of patients. These X-ray images help towards the diagnosis, treatment planning and follow up of patients with conditions affecting the head, face, teeth and jaw.
Whenever a 3D image is required we are able to take the scan for you in our X-ray room. The procedure is very quick and easy. The scanner rotates around the patient’s head 360 degrees for approximately 12 to 15 seconds. The image is then sent directly via computer to your dental record folder allowing your dentist to use it for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning and also to then discuss the scan in detail with you at your next appointment.

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What is a CBCT Scan?

A CBCT is a special type of x-ray equipment that produces three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. It uses a cone-shaped beam of X-rays to capture multiple images from different angles, which are then reconstructed into a single 3D image.

CBCT dental scans are different from traditional dental X-rays, which only capture 2D images. With a CBCT scan, we can see your dental anatomy from every angle imaginable, which allows us to diagnose and plan treatments with a far greater level of accuracy and precision.

Why do we use CBCT Scans?

CBCT scans are incredibly useful for a wide range of dental procedures. Here are some of the reasons we might use a CBCT scan at Dental Clock Practice:

Dental Implants

CBCT scans allow us to assess the quality and quantity of bone in the jaw, which is crucial for planning and placing dental implants.

Orthodontics

CBCT scans can help us to visualise the position and orientation of teeth, roots, and bone in three dimensions, an essential part of planning orthodontic treatments.

Endodontics

CBCT scans allow us to detect and diagnose complex root canals anatomy, such as extra canals or unusual root shapes, that might be missed with standard 2D X-rays.

Oral Surgery

CBCT scans provide us with a detailed view of the teeth, bone, and soft tissues, which is essential for planning and performing oral surgery procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction or bone grafting.

Benefits of CBCT Scans

CBCT scans offer numerous benefits over traditional dental X-rays, such as:

Higher Accuracy

CBCT scans provide highly detailed 3D images, which allows us to diagnose and plan treatments with a higher level of accuracy and precision.

Lower Radiation Exposure

CBCT scans use a lower dose of radiation than traditional CT scans, which makes them a safer option for patients.

Faster
Scanning

CBCT scans can be completed in just under a few minutes, so that means less time in the dental chair for our patients.

Greater Patient Comfort

A non-invasive and painless procedure, CBCT scans provide a more comfortable experience for our patients.

What to Expect During a CBCT Scan

A CBCT scan is a quick and painless procedure that typically takes only a few minutes to complete. During the scanning process, you will be positioned in a special chair and asked to remain still while the machine rotates around your head.

Our state-of-the-art CBCT machine looks similar to a traditional dental X-ray machine, but it’s a larger and more elaborate device. During the can, you may hear some noise during the scan, but you won’t feel anything.

After the scan is complete, our team of skilled professionals will review the images and discuss the results with you. Depending on the purpose of the scan, we may use the images to create a treatment plan or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation.

Is a CBCT Scan Safe?

Absolutely! CBCT scans are safe and non-invasive, and the level of radiation exposure is significantly lower than traditional CT scans. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with CBCT scans.

The main risk associated with CBCT scans is radiation exposure. While the level of radiation used in CBCT scans is lower than in traditional CT scans, it is still important to limit unnecessary exposure. That’s why we only recommend CBCT scans when they are necessary for diagnosis or treatment planning.

If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, then it’s important to let us know before undergoing a CBCT scan, as radiation may in some cases be harmful to developing foetuses.

In general, the benefits of CBCT scans far outweigh the risks for most patients. That said, our team will always carefully run through the potential risks and benefits of any procedure with you beforehand, so you can make an informed decision about your care.

Schedule Your CBCT Scan at
The Clock Dental Practice

If you’re in need of advanced dental care, including dental implants, orthodontics, endodontics, or oral surgery, a CBCT dental scan at the Clock Dental Practice can provide you with precise, accurate imaging necessary for successful treatment. Our state-of-the-art CBCT scanning technology, coupled with our team of experienced dental professionals, ensures that you receive the most accurate and effective dental care possible.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today to schedule your CBCT scan appointment at the Clock Dental Practice. Our team is always here to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with the highest quality dental care on the market.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At the Clock Dental Practice, we understand that our patients may have questions about CBCT scans and how they work. Here are some frequently asked questions about CBCT scans to help you understand this groundbreaking diagnostic tool: