Advanced Dental Imaging
Cone Beam CAT Scans
A key to the safety and success of complex dental surgery is advanced radiography. Cone beam digital CAT scanning allows us to take 3-Dimensional, low radiation, high resolution CAT scans of your facial anatomy. We can then view these images from different angles, take precise measurements, and easily share 3-D data with other doctors.
Cone beam imaging is ideal for patient comfort. It offers an "open-environment" design that reduces anxiety, and images can be taken in as little as 8.5 seconds, limiting discomfort and exposure to radiation.
Precision Implant Placement
A key to dental implant safety and success is advanced radiography. A CAT scan ensures that every possible precaution has been made to reduce the risk of involvement of the nerves in the lower jaw, and the sinuses and nose in the upper jaw. This helps to reduce chair time and the possibility of complications.
Until recently, CAT scans were only done in hospitals or medical facilities. Dr. Hoidal is proud to be able to provide this extra level of precision and safety to his patients.