Here at Picasso Smiles, we are motivated to keep El Paso’s smiles bright and healthy. That is why it is our priority to get to the root of the problem and help heal or prevent any major issues that may cause an unhealthy smile.
It is our mission at Picasso Smiles to provide our clients with the top-of-the-line equipment to prevent any issues with their teeth, which is why we have invested in our advanced CT Scanner. Our CT scan uses cone beam technology, which allows us to see a 3D figure of your jaw and teeth to analyze any issues you may have that are not visible to the naked eye.
Here are a few common questions and answers about our state-of-the-art technology used at the Picasso Smiles’ El Paso dental offices.
Why is a regular x-ray exam not sufficient?
Although x-ray exams work for most dental issues, cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and root canals, it is most effectively done using the CBCT technology that we have in our office.
What is CBCT?
CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computerized Tomography. What the cone beam technology allows for is a 3D visualization of the actual bone architecture and density.
What types of cosmetic dentistry can be done with CBCT?
- Dental implant planning & surgery
- Visualization of the facial nerve and vital anatomical structures
- Root fractures and the ability to save teeth by doing root canals instead of extracting savable teeth
- Evaluation of the jaws and face
- Aiding in preventing Parasthesia associated with wisdom teeth extractions
If you want to learn more about CBCT, contact us to schedule an appointment today! Dr. Nima Shayesteh and Dr. Tamir Shams are happy to assist you and educate patients on the growing need for advanced technology in the dental industry. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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