Cone Beam Scan

A state of the art cone beam x-ray machine provides your dental surgeon with the incredibly detailed and accurate 3-D images of what’s happening beneath the surface of your gums and teeth.

Cone beam x-ray

Dental x-rays enable us to form an accurate understanding of your dental health, showing us what is happening beneath the surface of your gums and teeth.

Dr Paton likes to constantly stay up-to-date with the newest innovations in dental technology, to ensure he provides the safest and most effective treatment options. A good example is our state-of-the-art 3D cone beam x-ray machine.

What is a cone beam?

Our 3D cone beam x-ray generates a 3D image after only about 15 seconds, providing an exceptionally high image resolution in a short period of time. This means less waiting time for a diagnosis and quickly generated treatment plans. With our cone beam scanner, we can assess your dental needs more efficiently and obtain a more precise picture of your individual dental condition.

3D cone beam technology takes dental imaging to the next level. From this scan, we locate relevant nerves and arteries; determine the exact position of your existing teeth, and gain a full understanding of the shape and size of the jaw. Using cone beam imaging, we can create an exact blueprint for the placement of your implants.

With the clear view of facial nerves and bone structure provided by 3D imaging, we can customise your procedure to ensure we protect your delicate nerve endings, minimising pain and speed healing.

Benefits of cone beam

Traditional dental x-rays can give us only a two-dimensional view of your oral situation. But with a 3D cone beam x-ray, we can now access a computerised rendering of your bone architecture, to measure the exact amount of your bone tissue. These images are vital to enable precise implant placement and avoid adjacent structures like sinuses and nerves. With 3D cone beam x-ray technology you can be sure of the very highest precision during your procedure.

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our patients. Unlike traditional x-ray equipment eg. medical CT scans, the cone beam scanner emits the lowest level of radiation while still giving an excellent image.

What are the advantages of 3D cone beam imaging?
  • 3D analysis for your jaw and face
  • Lower radiation dose than conventional CT
  • High resolution images
  • Computerised planning of implant positions
  • Short scan times of 15 – 20 seconds
What can 3D data be used for?

The detailed information from our cone beam x-ray helps us plan precise oral surgery, such as:

  • Implant placement
  • Locating impacted teeth
  • Corrective Jaw surgery
  • Facial fractures
  • Airway assessments
  • OPG (Full mouth scan showing all teeth present)
  • Removal of jaw cysts