We proudly offer Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanning in situations when performing a traditional dental X-ray is not sufficient. This scanner provides us with a 3D image of your teeth and surrounding bone structures, soft tissues and nerve pathways to aid us in more precise treatment planning. The procedure involves a cone-shaped X-ray beam that rotates around the patient’s head to create 150-200 high-resolution 2D images that are digitally assembled into a comprehensive 3D image.
Today, we use CBCT scanning in advance of a wide variety of procedures:
Advance planning for orthodontics, dental implants and impacted teeth Diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Locating the origin of unresolved pain
Reconstructive surgery Evaluating the formations of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavity
First, the patient is asked to sit or stand in the radiology room. The dental assistant will then carefully position the patient so that the area of interest is optimally captured by the beam. During the scan, the patient will need to stay very still while the scan rotates around the head. The procedure usually takes only around 30 seconds or less to capture the 150-200 images necessary to develop a full 3D image. The process is completely painless and once the scan is complete, you can return to your normal activities.
Georgian Mall Family Dental uses the CBCT scanner to aid in dental implant planning. The 3D image generated allows us to determine how to place the implants precisely and safely with total confidence based on the surgical site and final restoration. Surgical guides help us position each implant without risk to adjacent structures such as nerves and sinuses. The CBCT also saves time, reduces the number of appointments needed, and makes the implant procedure significantly more comfortable.
Located in the heart of Barrie, we proudly serve clients in communities throughout the region including:
Georgian Mall Family Dental is one big, happy family and we would be delighted for you to join us in caring for your dental needs – no doctor referral required. We offer a warm and welcoming environment that will immediately help you feel at home, and our diversified team of specialists can take care of any and every dental procedure you may need.
Georgian Mall, 509 Bayfield Street, Barrie
We are located on the Upper Level inside Georgian Mall,
across from Sportchek