Looking for a CBCT in Longmont? If so, we can help. Longmont Dental Loft is one of the few dental offices in the area that have this amazing piece of technology. Not only does it help us do a better job of treatment planning, but it also helps make the dental experience more convenient for you.
Our CBCT at Longmont Dental Loft
What is a CBCT?
CBCT stands for cone beam computer tomography and it’s also known as a Cone beam CT. The name is derived from the shape of the X-ray beam as its cone shaped.
Since cone beam CT machines are a significant investment most dental offices don’t have this technology. Longmont Dental Loft has owned and operated a CBCT since February of 2019 and it’s been amazing. Having a CBCT in our Longmont dental practice has enabled us to provide even better dental care.
Unlike a traditional X-ray that is only in 2D, CBCT images are in 3D. Plus, it produces hundreds of images during a single rotation. This is extremely useful as it provides Dr. Hedrick with more information than she would get with a traditional X-ray. And in dentistry, the more information that we have, the better.
The CBCT shares similarities with a traditional CT that you would find in a hospital, however it was developed specially for dentists and oral surgeons. Therefore, it’s better suited for oral care than a traditional CT.
Uses for the CBCT in Dentistry
How Does a CBCT Help for Placing Dental Implants?
One of the great things about a CBCT is how it allows us to optimize implant placement. For example, it will give us information to avoid areas of low bone density as well as structures like nerves, sinuses, and tooth roots.
How to Prepare for a CBCT Scan
Luckily, there isn’t much needed to prepare for a CBCT. Before taking the scan, we will ask you to remove all metal jewelry as well as eyeglasses. And if you are pregnant please let us know before proceeding with the scan.
CBCT Appointments for Other Clinicians in Longmont and Niwot
If you are a healthcare provider in Longmont or Niwot that needs to refer a patient out for a CBCT we would be happy to help. Please contact our office at 303-772-6333 and we can provide additional information.
Do I need to be an existing patient for a CBCT?
We realize that most dental offices don’t have cone beam CT’s. It’s not necessary to be an existing patient of ours for a CBCT. If you’re in need of a Cone Beam CT in Longmont and not a patient of ours, we would be happy to help you. Please call our office at 303-772-6663 our office for additional information.