3D Cone Beam
3D Cone Beam X-ray (CBCT)
Meetinghouse Dental Care's low exposure 3-D Imaging by our VATECH Green CT Machine produces incredibly diagnostic CBCT scans (Cone Beam Computed Tomography – commonly referred to as Cone Beam Scans). 3-D Imaging finds abscesses and granulomas invisible on 2-D traditional radiographs, helping Meetinghouse Dental Care resolve long-standing issues of dental discomfort. Furthermore, the software's density meter indicates areas of dissolved bone - often in old extraction sites - that may harbor infection.
VATECH Green CT Machine
Meetinghouse Dental Care has the VATECH Green CT that produces both digital 2D panoramic and 3D CBCT x-rays. VATECH's innovative technology for an ultra low dose imagine protects both the patient and operator.
The cone beam X-ray produces a three-dimensional image of your teeth when the traditional two-dimensional X-rays just aren’t enough information.
Many patients have had situations where they are experiencing sensitivity or neuralgia that dentist after dentist have been unable to locate the root cause. Taking a digital single tooth PA is the standard of care for diagnosing any kind of dental issue, and it is what we would recommend starting with as well. But if that shows nothing definitive, and the patient is in pain, or insistent that something just doesn’t feel right, our dental CT scan gives us that next level of diagnostic capability.
2D Panoramic Film
3D CBCT Scan
Meetinghosue Dental Care has found the root cause of many patients’ symptoms with the 3D X-ray, and come up with a definitive treatment plan to solve the problem!
The 3D cone beam scan drastically increases our diagnostic capabilities for areas of possible infection.
CBCT Reports (Partial and Full)
Meetinghouse Dental Care offers two levels of CBCT reports.
A partial report is used to look at a predetermined area for specific reasons. Good examples include examining an old root canal tooth to discover if it is clinical stable with no infection or examining an extraction site to see if the bone has healed and is ready for implant placement. The CBCT scan also allows our dentist to predetermine the size and shape of the ceramic implant, and virtually seat it into the scan to create a virtual, individualized guided implant placement procedure.
A full report is a larger field of view when we are examining the entire mouth to look for any and all issues. The provided written report is extensive and covers all discovered problems with explanations, pictures, and possible solutions. Full reports are typically taken if we already suspect many oral issues, or if they are requested by a doctor / health care provider who needs a full breakdown of the patient's oral environment.
The price for the Cone Beam scan includes the scan and report (partial or full) written by Dr. Trovato. Implant evaluations are done by Dr. He. Our CBCT technician will show and explain the 3D scan of the mouth in general terms, but any clinical observations need to be determined by a dentists and delivered in the report. Reports typically take about 2 weeks for the doctor to prepare. Time varies with the extent of report and the amount of reports the doctor currently has to create.
The Full Report includes information on:
- Abscessed teeth
- Re-infected root canals
- Areas of chronically unhealed bone
- Bone density readings
- Sinus issues
- TMJ analysis
- Airway analysis
- And more...