At the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, digital X-rays are an important part of getting the desired result—in fact, it’s where the process begins. Traditional X-rays make you grip film between your teeth and this can be uncomfortable. With digital X-rays, a small probe takes the “photos” and you barely feel anything.
Digital X-rays provide more accurate images and thus can help with a more accurate diagnosis. In addition, digital X-rays expose the patient to much less radiation than traditional X-rays while making the X-ray experience much more comfortable and effective and fast.
In addiction to digital xrays we also use a digital CBCT Scanner. CBCT scans are incredibly important for patients as they age. A CBCT scan is a digital 3-D image that allows us to look at the structures of your face and jaws in real time and in many differnt configurations. We can measure bone amounts, find pathology that does not show up in traditional xrays, determine bone density, and many more important things. A CBCT scan is now the standard of care in terms of a diagnostic tool to be used before placing dental implants. If you are doing research on dental implants and are not advised to have a CBCT Scan do not proceed forward without insisting on this scan being taken.
Technology, especially some diagnostic technology like CT Scans and Digital Cone Beam can be expensive. Many dentists charge between $300-$500 for this service. At the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry we are prepared to offer this service to you at no charge if you are seeking a second opinion on dental implants or if you attend one of our Dental Implant Seminars (for more infromatino go HERE). Yes, Get a FREE CBCT Scan when you visit the Ballantyne Center for Dentistry as a New Patient interested in dental implants or if you come to one of our seminars.