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Advanced CBCT Scan for Dental Implants & Other Dental Treatments

Eilertsen Dental Care is one of only a handful of practices in the UK that have an in-house CT scanner.

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We are one of only a handful of practices in the UK that have an in-house CT scanner.

Computer guided tomography enables us to check you have sufficient width, depth and density of bone to support the implants. It also allows us to plan where we intend to place the implants with absolute precision so that vital structures can be avoided and the best location for the implant is determined before the surgery.

In the realm of dentistry, technology has been a game-changer, and one such innovation is the CBCT Scan. CBCT, or Cone Beam Computed Tomography, is a cutting-edge technology that has revolutionised dental diagnostics and treatment planning.

What is a CBCT Scan?

A CBCT Scan is a special type of X-ray machine that generates 3D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, and bone in a single scan. Unlike traditional dental X-rays that provide two-dimensional images, CBCT scans offer a three-dimensional view, giving dentists a more comprehensive understanding of the patient’s dental health.

The CBCT scanner rotates around the patient’s head, capturing multiple images from different angles that are later processed to create a single 3D image. This image can be manipulated to view different angles and sections, providing a detailed and accurate visualisation of the patient’s oral structures.

3D imaging CBCT scan in inverness

The Benefits of CBCT Scan

CBCT scans are typically used when a regular X-ray is not enough. They are particularly useful in complex cases, providing detailed and accurate information for a variety of dental needs, including:

  • Dental Implant Planning: CBCT scans provide a detailed view of the jawbone, helping dentists determine the optimal placement for dental implants.
  • Orthodontic Evaluation: CBCT scans help orthodontists assess the position and orientation of teeth and roots, aiding in the design of customised orthodontic treatment plans.
  • Root Canal Therapy: CBCT scans allow endodontists to visualise the root canal anatomy clearly, ensuring more precise and successful root canal treatments.
  • Oral Surgery Planning: CBCT scans are invaluable in planning complex oral surgeries, including wisdom tooth extractions and jaw surgeries.

The Importance of CBCT Scan

CBCT scans have become an indispensable tool here at Eilertsen Dental Care. They offer us a wealth of information that is crucial for our accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning.

  • Dental Implant Planning: CBCT scans provide us a detailed view of the jawbone, helping our implantologists determine the optimal placement for dental implants.
  • Orthodontic Planning: CBCT scans help our orthodontists assess the position and orientation of teeth and roots, aiding in the design of customised orthodontic treatment plans.
  • Root Canal Therapy: CBCT scans allow our endodontists to visualise the root canal anatomy clearly, ensuring more precise and successful root canal treatments.
  • Oral Surgery: CBCT scans are invaluable in planning complex oral surgeries, including wisdom tooth extractions and jaw surgeries.

The Process of CBCT Scan

The process of a CBCT scan is straightforward and non-invasive. The patient sits on a chair, and the CBCT scanner rotates around their head. The scan is quick, usually taking about 10 to 70 seconds, depending on the scanner and the area being scanned.

What Happens During a CBCT Scan?

During a CBCT scan, the patient is asked to stay very still as the scanner rotates around their head. The scanner captures multiple images from different angles, which are then processed by a computer to create a 3D image. This image can be viewed on a computer screen and can be manipulated to examine different sections and angles.

Preparing for a CBCT Scan

Preparation for a CBCT scan is minimal. Patients are usually asked to remove any metal objects, such as jewellery or glasses, as these can interfere with the imaging. There’s no need for any special dietary preparations or changes to medication schedules. It’s a simple, hassle-free process that provides invaluable information for dental health and treatment planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is a CBCT Scan different from a regular dental X-ray?

Unlike traditional dental X-rays that provide two-dimensional images, CBCT scans offer a three-dimensional view. This gives dentists a more comprehensive understanding of the patient’s dental health, enabling more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning.

Why would I need a CBCT scan for dental treatment?

A CBCT scan provides detailed three-dimensional images of the teeth, jawbone, and surrounding structures, enabling dental professionals to accurately assess and plan treatment.

A CBCT scan is particularly useful for dental implant placement, as it provides essential information about bone density, nerve location, and anatomical structures, ensuring precise implant positioning.

It is also beneficial in orthodontic treatment planning, allowing for accurate evaluation of tooth alignment, jaw relationships, and impacted teeth.

CBCT scans assist in diagnosing dental conditions such as infections, tumours, or abnormalities, providing critical insights for effective treatment. By utilizing CBCT technology, dental professionals at Eilertsen Dental Care can deliver comprehensive and personalized treatment plans for optimal oral health outcomes.

Is a CBCT scan safe?

Yes, CBCT scans are considered safe, and the radiation exposure is significantly lower compared to traditional medical CT scans. Our dental professionals at Eilertsen Dental Care take necessary precautions to minimize radiation exposure and ensure patient safety.

How long does a CBCT scan take?

The duration of a CBCT scan can vary depending on the specific area being scanned and the machine used. Generally, the process takes only a few minutes, and the images are available for review shortly afterward.

Do I need any special preparation for a CBCT scan?

In most cases, no special preparation is required for a CBCT scan. However, your dental professional may advise you to remove any metal objects or jewelry that may interfere with the imaging process.

Will I experience any discomfort during the CBCT scan?

No, the CBCT scan is a painless procedure. You will be positioned in the scanning machine, and it will rotate around your head to capture the necessary images. You will need to remain still during the scan for accurate results.

Can I have a CBCT scan if I am pregnant?

As a precaution, CBCT scans are generally avoided during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. If you are pregnant or suspect you might be, it is important to inform us before undergoing any imaging procedures.

What People Are Saying About Us

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Shirley WilliamsonShirley Williamson
17:10 05 May 23
Excellent serviceFrom the reception, nurses, Hygienist, and of course Dr Eilertsen, the whole team put me at ease making my experience a pleasure.I would highly recommend Eilertsen Dental Care if you’re looking for the best look no further.
Martin BullardMartin Bullard
09:36 17 Feb 23
Dental care is of the highest quality at Eilertsen. Even the longer procedures have been expertly handled, pain free and with excellent after care. I recommend this practice to anyone in the Inverness area who seeks the best that dentistry can offer.
Alasdair MackenzieAlasdair Mackenzie
09:24 17 Feb 23
Great dentist and hygienist, however the waiting room had no wifi (and no signal) which meant I couldn’t work when waiting. When I asked if there was wifi, I was just told ‘no’ by the receptionist. I was going to add a suggestion to the box, but there was no pen.
Debbie TDebbie T
15:24 14 Nov 22
So glad I found Eilertsen Dental Care! Great peace of mind belonging to their scheme, knowing my teeth will be so well looked after. Very professional and friendly—the staff really put you at ease. Never had such good dental care and thoroughly recommend.
Duncan MackayDuncan Mackay
08:20 07 Sep 22
I have attended this practice for many years and I never fail to be impressed by the quality of the work carried out by both the dentists and the dental hygienists. Procedures are explained clearly and in such a friendly manner. And most importantly despite having some major work carried out on a few occasions I did not feel any pain during, or after, the treatment. I would also like to pont out that the reception staff are so efficient, friendly and most helpful. This is an outstanding dental practice.
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We are conveniently located at 📍Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness📍If you want to visit us for your CBCT scan in Inverness or nearby areas such as Westhill, Allanfearn, Viewhill, Nairnside, House of Daviot, Leys Castle, Culcabock, Inshes, Culloden, Cradlehall, Smithton, Raigmore, or Haugh, reaching us at Cradlehall Business Park is quite straightforward by car or bus. Bus routes including 2, 3, 6, 27, and M39 have stops close to our practice.