Thanks to the efforts of the dentists and staff at our Downtown Honolulu dental office, our town location now has a state-of-the-art 3D imaging machine available for our patients. A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine uses modern software to stitch divergent images together to form a three-dimensional picture.
CBCT images have a number of advantages over traditional digital single xrays. CBCT scans use much lower radiation per relative scan dose, are significantly faster, and provide a clearer digital image. When compared to outdated film-based technology, a single CBCT scan provides the diagnosis capabilities of multiple old film radiographs with a much safer usage pattern.
As a courtesy to patients throughout the group practice, all affiliated offices are allowed to send patients to the dental facility in Downtown Honolulu to receive a CBCT scan. Depending on insurance and procedures planned, many patients can have the scan at low or even no out-of-pocket charge.
High-tech dental offices provide patients and providers with a host of benefits relative to older operations. While there is a significant cost to the group, the partner dentists believe that employing CBCT imaging in a dental practice is quickly becoming the standard of care and provides a level of diagnostic benefit that is impossible to replicate with older technologies.
Among other major benefits, the American Academy of Oral and Maxofacial Radiology views a CBCT scan as the preferred method of diagnosis and assessment of proper location for a dental implant. Our dental surgeons have unlimited access to the CBCT image and software to aid in their diagnosis, treatment planning, and procedures. Affiliated dentists can also use the CBCT to aid with pre-treatment diagnostic capabilities in advance of root canals, tooth extractions, and even services related to straightening your teeth.
Please call our office at 808-538-6522 or stop by to make an appointment for a consultation using our brand-new technology.