As part of our journey to give patients the best possible care and treatment at Bridge Dental Clinic, we’ve now completed the installation and certification of our new 3D X-ray machine, the Planmeca Cone beam scanner.
What is dental cone beam CT scanner? A dental cone beam (CB) CT scanner uses x-rays and computer-processed x-ray information to produce 3D cross-sectional images of the jaws and teeth. It is a smaller, faster and safer version of the regular CT scanner. Through the use of a cone-shaped x-ray beam, the radiation dosage is lower, and the time needed for scanning is reduced. The machine moves around your head in a circular motion in a similar way to the panoramic dental radiography unit which is commonly used in dental surgeries and hospitals, which you may have already experienced.
Why should I have a dental CBCT? The scan will give us detailed information which cannot be obtained from normal x-ray examinations. For example, if you are being considered for dental implants or other special procedures, it enables us to assess the exact shape of the bone.
All of this means that Bridge Dental Clinic will now be in a position to offer patients Dental Implants. For more information regarding implants, please call us on 01481 245 357 and request to speak to Dr Ushita Shah