Discover the Power of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for Precision Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Lifestyle Dentistry invests in modern technology to ensure patients enjoy fast, comfortable, and precise dentistry. Speaking of the latest technologies, we have a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine to improve diagnostics and treatment planning. This is also known as a 3D x-ray. Unlike a standard x-ray, a cone beam CT can capture images of soft tissues, sinuses, airway and TMJ, for an all-rounded diagnosis and treatment.

What is a Cone Beam CT?

A CBCT is an advanced special imaging machine that uses a rotating cone-shaped x-ray beam to generate a 3D rendering of your head and face inner anatomy. We recommend a CBCT when we need more information than what a standard x-ray can provide. We can use CBCT images to visualize your teeth position, bone structure, soft tissues, and nerve pathways.

Besides the shape of the beam, a CBCT has other differences from conventional CT. A traditional CT uses anode x-ray tubes to produce the radiation that generates images. A CBCT uses a medical fluoroscopy tube that emits less radiation but still generates super-detailed images for analysis.

To capture images of your oral and maxillofacial region, the scanning arm rotates around the head to take multiple exposures that are remodeled to form a high-resolution 3D image. The process takes about 15-20 seconds, and the images are displayed on a screen in real-time, allowing the dentist to promptly plan the best care for you.

Common uses of a Cone Beam CT

CBCT 3D images are displayed on a computer monitor, allowing the dentist to view the patient’s anatomy from different angles and with various levels of detail. Because of their detailed nature, CBCTs have numerous uses in dentistry.

Some include:

  • Dental implant planning
  • TMJ and skeletal evaluation
  • Airway examination
  • Orthodontic treatment planning
  • Measuring dental tumors
  • Evaluation of dental and facial trauma

Benefits of Cone Beam CT Imaging

Many dentists are switching to CBCT because it’s superior in many ways.

The many benefits of CBCT include:

  • Lower radiation exposure than traditional CT
  • High image quality
  • Faster scanning time
  • The procedure is painless and non-invasive
  • Unlike standard x-rays, CBCT scans capture both soft and hard tissues

Join the CBCT revolution today!

You deserve world-class care, so don’t settle for second best. Experience the latest advancements in digital imaging with CBCT, offering detailed 3D scans for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Please call (678) 884-4494 to book an appointment with Dr. Aja Nichols.

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS

Dr. Aja Nichols

Aja Gilmore-Nichols, DDS, attended dental school in Indiana and served in the US Navy for five years before settling in Smyrna, GA. After receiving her Georgia licensure, she worked for ‘corporate dentistry’ and a mobile dental company caring for underserved elementary and middle school children before opening Lifestyle Dentistry in 2016.

Dr. Nichols focuses on the ABCs of dentistry: Airway, Breath, and Cosmetics. With a mission to “do the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons,” she likes to educate her patients so they can make informed decisions. She aims to provide relationship-focused dentistry that helps her patients achieve their dental goals.