CBCT Scans in Gaithersburg, MD
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machines allow the dental professionals at Lakeside Dental to provide patients with advanced 3D imaging to evaluate underlying bone structures and nerve pathways inside the mouth. These quick and efficient scans give our dental professionals a better idea of how to place your dental implants and veneers for the most natural, comfortable look.
How Does the CBCT Scan Work?
The advanced CBCT system works by using a cutting-edge 3D X-ray system to provide a 360-degree view of your bone structure and nerve pathways. During your CBCT scan, we may ask that you sit in an examination chair while the machine rotates around you. The entire scanning process takes about 20 to 40 seconds to complete, during which the CBCT machine takes up to 200 X-ray images of your mouth. These images are compiled into a 3D model that you and your dental professional can view immediately.
Benefits of CBCT Scans
- Quick, non-invasive scan that takes less than a minute to complete.
- It takes up to 200 X-ray images of the entire mouth and jaw structure.
- Provides a 3D image of the bones and nerve pathways in the mouth.
When is a CBCT Scan Used?
What makes a CBCT scan so unique is its ability to provide our dental professionals with insight into the nerve pathways of patients in addition to their bone structure. This provides our medical staff with a greater ability to find the direct source of any discomfort you may be feeling within the teeth, gums, and jaw. In addition to diagnostic help, the CBCT machine also provides our medical team with 3D imaging of the bones within your mouth and jaw. This allows us to better map out the placement of your dental implants, veneers, or any other dental reconstruction that may need to take place.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost of My CEREC® Restoration?
The cost of your CEREC® restoration will depend on your dental insurance coverage and the extent of treatment recommended to you with your desired results. The best way to find out how much coverage will be provided for your CEREC® restoration is to contact your insurance provider and request more information.