Cone Beam Scanner

At KK Dental Center, we offer our patients the latest treatments using modern technology to get the best results. Instead of using traditional x-rays, which are stagnant and don’t reveal everything underneath the surface, we use a cone beam scanner. This cone beam scanner allows us to take dynamic x-rays, which improve our custom treatment plans and help you maintain optimal oral health and wellness.

What Is It?

A cone beam scanner, also called a dental cone beam, is a piece of x-ray equipment that takes a full image of the head and jaws. It takes less than 20 seconds and creates a complete picture by moving around the head to get angles normally missed with regular x-ray systems.

To get the images, we have you bite down on a disinfected strip to hold your jaws in place. We then move the open, cylindrical scanner around your head to get the angles we need.

Preparation

One of the benefits of using the cone beam scanner is that it requires little to no preparation on your part. All you need to do is not wear jewelry or metal accessories, and tell our staff if you might be pregnant.

Why Use the Cone Beam?

X-rays are an essential component of proper oral healthcare. While our dentist can see inside your mouth during an exam and cleaning, there are other parts that are not visible. In particular, we cannot see inside of your teeth or the alignment of your jaw. So, the cone beam allows us to gather information and diagnosis. Some of the common reasons why we might ask to do x-rays are:

  • Surgical planning to treat impacted teeth
  • Determining bone structure
  • Examining tooth structure
  • Accurate placement of dental implants
  • Diagnosing TMJ
  • Detecting tumors in the jaws or gums

How to Receive Treatment

If you are looking for x-rays done with a cone beam scanner near you, schedule an appointment today at KK Dental Center. Our experienced staff can get a full look at your mouth and assess your overall oral health.

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