Picasso Smiles Dental provides only the best services for you and your family. With state-of-the-art equipment and constant updates to the newest advanced technology, you will always be in great hands. In order for us to provide the best, we use CBCT scanner technology to allow us to learn more about your jaws and teeth.
A CBCT scanner is a Cone Beam Computerized Tomography, also known as a variant of a CT Scan. This shows images in 3-D and allows us to view the bone architecture and density. The CBCT scanner originated in Europe beginning in 1999 for craniofacial imaging. We began using this technology in the U.S. in 2001. Drs. Tamir Shams and Nima Shayesteh are proud that Picasso Smiles Dental is the first general dental practice in El Paso to incorporate a CBCT scanner in their daily practice.
Using A CBCT scanner enhances the process of diagnosis and treatment planning. Being able to view these images allows us to completely delve into your treatment with as much knowledge as possible for optimal success. Below is a list of why a CBCT scanner is important for you and our team here at Picasso Smiles.
Offers clean images and differentiates tissue
Provides a clear view of soft tissue, muscle, bone & blood vessels
Allows Picasso Smiles surgeons to perfect the customization of dental implants
Enhances our Envivo5 software from Anatomage to perform virtual implant surgery to ensure the precise measurements before the actual surgery
With every piece of technology, there are some risks at hand. With the CBCT scan, even though it is known to produce less radiation than the average CT scan, there is a risk due to a hyper-focused area of scanning. The risks are slightly higher for children and teenagers who are exposed. This is rarely a risk for us considering we have the best surgeons you can trust and have professional knowledge of the use of the CBCT scanner. The more important benefits of a CBCT scan include:
Reduced exposure to radiation 5 times lower than CT Scan
Effectively plan treatments and surgical procedures
Compact & faster version of CT Scan
A Full scan takes less than 1 minute
Insight to risk assessment
Watch the video below for an in-depth look at the CBCT/Dental CT scanning technology.
Picasso Smiles Dental, is proud to be your dentist in El Paso, and offer the best services with cutting-edge technology. You will receive excellent care and attention from everyone in our office. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about the CBCT scan technology or any of our cosmetic or dental implant services. Our staff is dedicated to helping you. We hope to see you soon!