In-Office Technology at Robson Family Dental
What sets our practice apart is not just the patient experience, but also the in-office technology we offer. Those days of traditional x-rays are behind us, without those heavy lead aprons or mouth implements to take proper images. Today, our advancements now allow us to take 3D images of a patient’s smile, to expose more than what Dr. Robson can see with the naked eye.
Cone Beam Scanner
Our advanced CBCT cone beam scanner makes it possible to provide our patients with state-of-the art diagnoses and treatment for a number of dental issues. It’s an invaluable resource that helps us save our clients time while delivering exceptional care. CBCT 3D x-ray technology is essential for performing intricate procedures like dental implant surgery. CBCT affords us the privilege of providing our customers with cutting-edge accuracy and precision.
What is Cone Beam Tomography?
CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. CBCT is a revolutionary technology which uses an array of x-ray images to generate a three dimensional (3D) view of anatomical structures. CBCT offers numerous advantages over traditional x-rays and CAT scans. CBCT helps us provide our patients with diagnosis and treatment that is safer, faster, more accurate, and more convenient than would be possible with traditional technologies.
Superior Diagnoses and Treatment with CBCT
CBCT generated 3D imaging greatly enhances our ability to analyze the patient’s situation so we can design the appropriate treatment. It helps us evaluate the precise cause and location of an issue. CBCT also makes it easier to anticipate any possible complications before we begin treatment. This helps us devise the most effective course of treatment.
CBCT provides us with a comprehensive view of the related structures surrounding a surgical site, such as bones, soft tissue, and nerves. That way, we can visualize the treatment before it begins. Having more information before we begin treatment helps us explore a full range of options and customize the ideal treatment for all of our patients.
Our CBCT technology helps us deliver superior service to our patients. For example, the placement of dental implants requires a high degree of precision. Three-dimensional CBCT technology makes it possible to pinpoint the ideal location for placing your implant.
The Advantage of Digital X-Rays
In addition to the CBCT scanner, we also keep digital x-rays of our patient’s smiles. These are your standard side-view x-rays, but are taken and stored digitally. We can keep track of the condition of your smile over time, comparing past x-rays with current ones. We also use these x-rays to take a closer look at any problem areas, such as cavities or fractured teeth.
In the past, consultations between dental care providers and their patients would be done over 2D, film x-rays that could seem jumbled and confusing to the patient. In addition to being easier to read, taking digital x-rays is quick and easy for our patients.
Improving the Provider/Patient Relationship
With these advances in scanning technology and display, Dr. Robson enjoys helping patients better understand their oral health and what lies underneath their gums. In addition, planning a treatment or procedure is much more streamlined and informative: patients are less confused about what they are seeing and can become more involved in the process.
Here at Robson Family Dental, we pride ourselves on the relationships we maintain with our patients. From the first consultation to the final procedure, we want to ensure that each step goes smoothly. Contact us to ask any questions you may have, or schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Robson about your dental health.