3D Oral Imaging in Belton, TX

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What Is 3D Dental Imaging?

At ACE Dental of Belton, we're committed to using the latest in advanced technology to treat our patients with greater precision and accuracy. One of the advanced diagnostic tools that we use in our Belton, TX office is cone beam computed tomography or CBCT scans. These scans quickly capture highly detailed 3D images of teeth, jaw, nerves, and other oral structures. There are times when our dentists need a more in-depth, full 360-degree view of a patient’s mouth, and these scans can be used to observe teeth and bone structures from every angle. Cone beam CT scans are particularly helpful for things like tooth extractions and dental implant surgery because they allow us to see how close nerves and arteries are to a tooth we need to extract. For more on how this technology may benefit your oral health, schedule a visit at our cutting-edge practice.

When Is Cone Beam Dental Imaging Used?

We can use CBCT imaging to diagnose oral diseases in patients of all ages, like temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), cysts, tumors, and other conditions. These advanced images are beneficial when monitoring changes in dental and facial structure and jaw developments among children and adolescents. At ACE Dental of Belton, our dentists also use this cone beam technology when preparing for tooth replacement with dental implants, planning for crowns or bridges, and screening for orthodontic needs. Since 3D imaging is not a substitution for traditional x-rays and not all our patients need them, our team will let you know whether CBCT scans are medically necessary for your family's care.

How Are dental Cone Beam Images Taken?

While similar to having x-rays taken, the CBCT process scans all the way around your head. As it moves 360 degrees around, it quickly takes highly precise images of your head, jaw, and mouth. Getting a cone beam 3D image taken at ACE Dental of Belton, TX is usually comfortable and quick, taking less than a minute to complete. There is no discomfort or special preparation, but you will need to remove any metal jewelry beforehand. Things like earrings can disrupt the frequencies that create a clear image. After the scan is complete, the 3D images will transfer to your digital file for our dentists to review. Please inform our team ahead of time if you're pregnant or think you might be pregnant, as a CBCT scan exposes patients to a low amount of radiation.

What Can I Expect After Dental CBCT Scans?

Once the images are in our computer system, we'll view the scans on a computer screen, giving us access to a comprehensive view of your mouth. Images can be zoomed and adjusted as needed for optimal viewing capabilities. These diagnostic scans present your oral features in greater detail than traditional x-rays and allow the ACE Dental of Belton team to offer improved and more accurate treatment options. Enhanced diagnostics help us make more educated decisions about your oral health and lower the risk of complications during dental procedures.

Are 3d Cone Beam Scans Covered by Dental Insurance?

Not all insurance companies cover CBCT 3D oral imaging; however, some providers recognize that CBCT scans are becoming the new standard for dental procedures and may cover it at least in part. Our skilled insurance benefits team will determine whether your insurance company is one of those that covers the procedure and will let you know if you should expect any additional fees. Either way, ACE Dental of Belton offers affordable payment options and can provide assistance in applying for special healthcare financing.

Explore the Benefits of 3D Imaging

At ACE Dental of Belton, Texas, our offices are equipped with leading tools and technology, offering our patients access to top-notch dental services for the whole family. If you have any questions about CBCT or any other equipment used in our office, we're here to answer your questions. Call to schedule an exam at our Belton, TX location so you can experience the latest in dental technology.

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