At Collins Oral & Facial Surgery, we use the most advanced surgical and imaging methods available when treating our patients. One of the most powerful tools at our disposal is the 3D cone beam CT scan (or CBCT scan). The CBCT scan creates a high-quality, 3D image of your mouth, which allows Dr. Collins to plan your treatment using the most accurate image possible. The 3D CT scanning technology has completely changed the way dental procedures are planned; the scans can be used to assist in the diagnosis and treatment planning of wisdom teeth removals, oral pathologies or cysts, tooth impactions, jaw surgeries, and other procedures.
Benefits of 3D Scanning Technology
The 3D CT scan’s high-quality imaging is crucial in diagnosing certain oral health problems, and the scans can also eliminate unexpected surprises during surgery. Our 3D scanning technology provides the most accurate imaging possible, which leads to the best possible treatment for you as a patient. Additionally, the scans provide far more accuracy than a traditional X-ray without exposing patients to the high radiation levels associated with other scanning methods.
How 3D Scanning Works
A 3D cone beam CT scan works by taking snapshots of a patient’s mouth and facial composition at a variety of different angles, then composing the photos into one 3D image of the entire mouth and jaw.
3D scans are used to create precise treatment plans at our Conway, AR, office.
Dr. Collins uses 3D scanning to plan many of the treatments he performs at Collins Oral & Facial Surgery to ensure that every surgery goes smoothly, reducing the chances of any surprise complications. To schedule your initial consultation, at which scans will be taken to diagnose your condition, contact our office today. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about the CBCT scans or any other aspect of your treatment.