Enjoy 3D dental imaging with Lubbock, TX dentist

At Lone Star Smiles in Lubbock, TX, we utilize a lot of today’s technologies to help us in diagnosing and treating patients. One of the advanced options available in our facility is 3D dental imaging provided by cone-beam CT scans. This is a wonderful alternative to traditional dental x-rays due to the lower radiation exposure and the digital images that can be easily stored or transferred.

What is CBCT imaging?

CBCT imaging, which stands for cone-beam computed tomography, is a revolutionary and advanced way of providing 3D dental scan images for Dr. Cole Sutak. This advanced method of imaging uses a low-dose CT scan that allows the dentist to clearly see the structures in the mouth, including the teeth and jawbone. These high-quality images are used for evaluating the health of the smile or preparing for certain dental procedures such as the placement of dental implants or bone grafting. Because it exposes the patient to much less radiation that traditional CT scans, it is more desirable and safer for individuals. Because the images are digital, they can be easily stored on record for our team or provided on a CD for referring doctors if necessary.

When might a doctor request 3D dental scans using CBCT imaging?

With cone-beam CT scans, it is easier for the doctor to get a good idea of the oral structures. This may be for planning or diagnostic purposes. These images might be used for:

  • Planning for procedures such as bone grafting or dental implants
  • Diagnosing conditions such as periodontal disease and bone resorption
  • Evaluating the health of the smile underneath the visible areas during an evaluation
  • Determine the placement of certain dental restorations including fillings and implants.
  • Analyzing the smile for maxillofacial disorders

Ready to work with a dental office using the most advanced equipment?

At Lone Star Smiles, we are excited to help patients by using today’s amazing dental technology, including cone beam CT scans. Call Dr. Cole Sutak and his team in Lubbock, TX to discuss your needs and learn more about the benefits of this and other modern solutions available for general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry needs.