Advanced technologies are becoming more prevalent in many areas of medicine, especially within the field of dentistry. Drs. Richard Evans and Christine Allen of La Mesa, California, understand how important it is to incorporate this technology for better dental treatments, diagnostics, and the monitoring of damaging dental conditions. Summit Dental of La Mesa is pleased to announce the integration of 3D cone beam scans for patients in the area.

What is Cone Beam CT? 

Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT, is a 3D method of imaging that allows diagnosing and treatment planning that normal 2D dental x-rays do not allow. It helps the dentist visualize a patient’s head and neck in a dimensionally accurate way that traditional x-rays cannot.

How is Cone Beam CT used at Summit Dental of La Mesa? 

3D imaging and visualization of the smile is helpful in many areas of dentistry, and can be used in conjunction with: 

  • Orthodontic treatments 
  • Dental implants and implantation 
  • TMJ disorder 
  • Orthognathic jaw surgery 
  • Endodontics 
  • Oral surgeries 
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Is Cone Beam CT appropriate for you? 

Our dental team is well-educated on how to utilize this technology to provide the best possible care. Cone Beam CT scan images are crystal clear and can provide dentists the information they need to make a knowledgeable decision regarding one’s oral health. Each patient is different, so it is important to consult with a professional before undergoing any testing, diagnostics, or procedures. In most cases, CBCT delivers less radiation than other diagnostic tests, but can still carry certain risks, though small. Patients should take into consideration the risks, benefits, and alternatives of any treatment performed on their bodies. 

Call Summit Dental of La Mesa today 

Drs. Richard Evans and Christine Allen of Summit Dental of La Mesa encourage patients to call (619) 494-2492 to schedule a consultation visit and discuss the advantages of using the CBCT dental scan for diagnostics. The office is located at 8530 La Mesa Boulevard in Suite #204 and accepts new and current patients.