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Understanding Axeos CBCT Scans in Dentistry

Diagnostic imaging tools are vital for planning dental treatments. The more detail available, the better. That’s why the Axeos CBCT machine is a far superior tool compared to traditional x-rays. CBCT scans give dentists precise, three-dimensional insights into oral and maxillofacial structures. Continue reading to learn more about how revolutionary CBCT technology benefits dentistry. 

What Is a CBCT Scan?

CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. In dentistry, CBCT is an imaging technique that uses a cone-shaped x-ray beam to produce detailed 3D images of a patient’s mouth, jaw, and surrounding structures. 

Traditional x-rays are much less detailed, because they only capture two-dimensional images. With Axeos CBCT scans, we can visualize the teeth, bones, and nerve spaces in intricate detail. 

Three Important Benefits of CBCT Scans

  1. Precise Imaging

The highly detailed results that Axeos CBCT imaging provides enable us to accurately diagnose dental problems and detect abnormalities. 

  1. Efficient Treatment Planning

CBCT scans help us plan for complex procedures like implant placement, bite realignment, and root canal therapy, as well as help ensure successful outcomes.

  1. Instant Results

CBCT imaging with Axeos technology is a rapid process that offers immediate results. It helps speed up treatment planning, reducing the amount of time the patient has to spend in the dentist’s chair. 

How CBCT Scans Are Used in Dentistry

  • Implant Dentistry

If you want to replace missing teeth with dental implants, we will use CBCT scans to determine whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Axeos CBCT scans are essential for assessing jaw bone density and determining optimal implant placement. This high level of precision reduces the risks of implant failure and post-operative complications.

  • Orthodontics

CBCT scans also help us plan treatments for teeth straightening and bite realignment. With Axeos CBCT scans, we can accurately diagnose bite problems and misaligned teeth, and plan the best course of treatment. We may recommend Invisalign or SureSmile clear aligners, or refer you to an orthodontist for metal braces, depending on the complexity of your case. 

  • Endodontics

The high-resolution imaging of Axeos CBCT scans is vital in accurately diagnosing tooth fractures and infections that may require root canal therapy. We can visualize the entire root canal system, assess the extent of the damage, and plan treatment accordingly. This comprehensive view of the root canal system ensures precise, effective treatment and reduces the risk of complications. 

  • TMJ Disorders

We also use Axeos CBCT scans to accurately diagnose temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. These highly detailed scans can reveal skeletal and joint abnormalities that are otherwise difficult to detect. CBCT scans also help us determine how the disorder might progress so we can plan treatments more accurately. 

  • Periodontics

Periodontal disease is a progressive gum infection that requires early intervention. Axeos CBCT scans help us accurately assess the extent and severity of any damage to the gums and supporting bone structures. We can then develop effective treatment strategies to stop periodontal disease in its tracks. 

Dental CBCT Scans in South Jordan

Whether you need clear aligners, a new filling, dental implants, or treatment for gum disease, contact Copper Creek Dental. Our high-tech office uses Axeos CBCT scans and other advanced technology to provide accurate diagnoses and successful treatments. Give us a call at 801-280-1911 to schedule an appointment at our Daybreak office. 

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