What is a 3D CT scan?
3D CT scanning technology is a digital imaging method that provides a rapid and painless examination of your face, jaws, and teeth. Unlike conventional radiographic techniques, the 3D CT allows for the creation of images that are three-dimensional, high-definition, and remarkably accurate. These images allow us to visualize critical anatomical structures and to understand your condition better. This technology greatly helps when making treatment recommendations.
Why might I need a 3D CT scan?
A 3D CT scan may be necessary to determine the location and position of impacted teeth, characterize several different types of tumors, locate important nerves in the jaw, plan implant restorative options, or evaluate cases of facial trauma. Patient safety is our top priority at Billings Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center. Utilizing 3D CT scanning allows Drs. Tracy and Boyce to obtain valuable information for treatment without exposing patients to the higher levels of radiation provided by conventional medical CT scanning technology. This expert imaging allows your doctor to make the most highly accurate diagnosis possible to eliminate surprises during your treatment, prevent unnecessary procedures, and better prepare your surgical team for the upcoming surgery. As a result, patients are provided with a shorter operating time and fewer post-surgical complications.
At Billings Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center in Billings, MT, and Cody and Sheridan, WY, we work hard to ensure that we provide our patients with the highest level of quality and technology possible to ensure optimal clinical results and recovery after the procedure.