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Dental Cone Beam CT - CS 9300

Cone Beam CT machines made a quantum leap forward in technology and diagnostic precision from conventional x-rays. For an Oral Surgeon, they offers the ability to visualize intricate structures inside the mouth, such as root canals, nerves, and sinuses — in three dimensions — without surgery. For the patient, it can reduce the need for invasive procedures, shorten treatment time, and offer the chance for a better outcome.

Using a rotating imaging device that moves around the patient's head, the scanner records between 150 and 600 different X-ray views in under a minute. Then, a powerful computer processes the information and creates a virtual model of the area under study. When it's done, the model appears as a three-dimensional image on a computer screen. The image can then be rotated from side to side or up and down, examined in greater or less detail, and manipulated in any number of ways — all without the patient being present. 

What is the Cone Beam CT Is Used

The ability to see fine anatomical structures in 3-D has proven invaluable in treating conditions in many areas of dentistry.

  • Dental Implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses, and areas of low bone density.

  • Orthognathic Jaw Surgery and Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease: Patients benefit when the specialists who treat these conditions can evaluate their anatomy with the three-dimensional perspective that cone beam CT provides.

  • Oral Surgery: Treatment for tumors or impacted teeth is aided by the level of fine detail shown in these scans.

The CS 9300 system brings the latest 3D technology to First Coast OMS, providing unmatched visualization of anatomical detail which aids in treatment planning and helps us to better explain the particulars of your case, as well as address any questions you may have. Dr. Skigen can use this innovative technology to quickly and easily share 3D images of the area of concern with your referring doctor – allowing the doctors to collaborate on your care, improving your experience, and delivering a positive treatment outcome.

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