Harrell Dental Implant Center in Charlotte relies on the best dental technology to ensure patient success. The Cone Beam Scanner delivers precise visuals and exact measurements to facilitate excellent treatment results. Having the right tools for the job also allows us to share detailed information with our clients and answer any questions or concerns they have. Learn more about one of our favorite dental office tools below:

Dental Cone Beam CT

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.

This procedure requires little to no special preparation. Tell your doctor if there’s a possibility you are pregnant. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and leave jewelry at home. You may be asked to wear a gown.

What are some common uses of the procedure?

Dental cone beam CT is commonly used for treatment planning of orthodontic issues. It is also useful for more complex cases that involve:

  • surgical planning for impacted
  • diagnosing temporomandibular joint disorder(TMJ).
  • accurate placement of dental implants.
  • evaluation of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavity.
  • detecting, measuring and treating jaw tumors.
  • determining bone structure and tooth orientation.
  • locating the origin of pain or pathology.
  • cephalometric
  • reconstructive surgery.

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Instant Facts & Your Dental Treatment Plan

Our state-of-the-art dental technology is vital for determining the ideal course of treatment. Seeing where your facial nerves are situated and the unique attributes of your dental roots and jaw bone enable us to customize an exact dental implant plan for your new smile. We can determine what will best fit your needs: a single dental implant, dental implant bridge, or All-on-4 dental implants in Charlotte Your oral health and smile quality are paramount to us. HDIC is proud to invest in technology that provides the best outcomes for our clients. Discover more below:


Cone beam CT scanning has brought a new dimension to dentistry for the implant patient. In all aspects of diagnosis, treatment planning, surgical preparation and execution, follow-up, and management of complications, we now can treat our patients with increased precision and predictability. However, as with all new technology, we must consider the added cost to the overall treatment and the risks vs. benefits to each individual patient.

How Does CBCT Help With Implants?

Although CBCT has been used for both pre-operative and post-operative dental implant assessment, its contribution to the former is by far better documented in the literature. CBCT contributes in pre-implant evaluation in a variety of levels: The first and most important include diagnostic considerations in regard to the proposed implant site. Learn more, compliments of NCBI

Book Your Dental Implant Consultation At Harrell Dental Implant Center

Regardless of how many teeth you need to fix or replace, nothing beats the durability and function that dental implants can provide. Book a free consultation at Harrell Dental Implant Center and discover which implant options will best address your needs. Call 704-206-1330 or use the contact form on this page to make your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.

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