Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanning used at Sullivan Dental Partners provides a three-dimensional view to physicians and, in recent years, to dentists. The latest development in this technology is known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).
CBCT has made a significant impact in dentistry as we can now visualize in precise detail the three-dimensional anatomy of your teeth, jaws, facial bone, and other structures in the head and neck area.
Using CBCT, we can plan for precise placement of dental implants ensuring better outcomes. CBCT allows us to pinpoint the exact location of impacted teeth and their proximity to nerves and sinuses. When diagnosing gum disease, we can better determine the level of bone loss and gum attachment for more accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.