i-CAT Cone Beam Technology

Orange County Oral Surgery & Periodontics is proud to offer Cone Beam CT scan technology at our offices in Orange County, California. Our i-CAT 3D CBCT machine allows us to take high resolution 3D scans of your mouth and teeth, to help us better diagnosis problem areas.

Our goal at Orange County Oral Surgery & Periodontics is to ensure that you receive the best possible care available for any number of Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and Periodontal procedures. By implementing this machine into our process, we can see things that normal x-rays might not be able to see.

What is Cone Beam CT?

woman using CBCT scannerCone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) uses a special type of x-ray machine that can generate more information than a traditional x-ray. This machine is capable of producing high resolution 2D images or full 3D views of the mouth and sinuses that can give us a better look at your teeth and other areas in the face.

Cone Beam CT technology is not the same as conventional CT technology that you may have heard of. Cone Beam CT uses a cone shaped x-ray beam that moves around the patient, taking thousands of x-rays in a single rotation, that are then stitched together using software, which provides a panoramic, or 3D, view of the patients mouth. The images that the machine produces are similar to those of a conventional CT scan, but without the use of an extremely large machine.

What Does Cone Beam CT Help With?

While x-rays provide us with a good look at what’s going on in your mouth, CBCT scans offer us a much higher resolution look and a better understanding of what is happening and what needs to be done in order to treat the diagnosis.

There are many different uses for CBCT scans. Diagnosing TMJ, evaluating the sinuses, nerve canals, jaw and nasal cavity, detecting and measuring jaw tumors, getting a better look at bone structure and tooth orientation, surgical planning for impacted teeth, and determining 

By utilizing this technology we can be more efficient and better prepared for various situations that might arise.

Here at Orange County Oral Surgery & Periodontics, we pride ourselves in offering the best possible patient experience when it comes to your dental health. We feel that this machine will help provide you with the level of service that we strive for every day and it will help make every visit to our office less stressful and more productive.

If you have any questions regarding the Cone Beam CT scanning or would like to setup an appointment with us, please contact us today at Rancho Santa Margarita Office Phone Number 949-888-0332!