Assessments & Scanning

The most advanced CBCT dental scans available in Houghton

Dental imaging is an important diagnostic tool for modern dentistry, helping assess, plan and carry out your treatment.

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.

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 such as root canal treatment, or periodontal treatment, it enables us to assess the exact shape and size of the bone.

Our dental imaging technology

We use a state of the art MyRay 3D CBCT, made in Italy. It is an advanced, fast,imaging system that minimises X-ray doses and maximises image quality.

This highly innovative machine comes with a number of benefits :
– Low radiation dose, safe for patients
– Comfortable for patients
– Fast and effective, producing scans in a few minutes
– Produces high quality images to enable thorough diagnosis and treatment planning

Understanding your oral health with dental x-rays

After your initial consultation, we will carry out a full dental health assessment. Our clinicians will carry out an examination of your teeth, gums and jaw, as well as an oral cancer screening, which will enable them to build up a detailed picture of your oral health. After this, we will undertake any special investigations necessary to plan your treatment, such as x-rays and 3D imaging of your teeth and jaws, impressions of your teeth, and clinical photographs.

CBCT dental scans for effective diagnosis and treatment planning

Dental imaging is an important diagnostic tool for modern dentistry, helping assess, plan and carry out your treatment. As well as x-rays, which are a fast, safe and effective way for us to assess your teeth and mouth, we may take CBCT scans. Providing detailed imagery, CBCT dental scans enable us to provide safer and more effective implants and endodontic treatments.

Study models

A study model is an initial view of your mouth/teeth that is taken before we start any treatments. It will act as a reference point for our Specialists and the laboratories we work with. Traditionally, a cast was made by taking an impression of your teeth with a tray and impression material. Using the latest technology, we can now produce Digital 3D impressions of your teeth and gums – eliminating the need for messy and bulky trays. This is especially helpful for those who experience a gag reflex with the traditional tray method.