3D Oral Imaging in Temple, TX

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what are 3D Cone Beam CT Scans?

Digital x-rays are two-dimensional diagnostic images that are helpful in detecting several oral conditions. But at times, a more in-depth, three-dimensional view may be preferred to diagnose oral problems and plan for dental treatments. The experienced general dentists at ACE Dental of Temple use cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), which is an advanced digital scanning system that shows the teeth, jaw, nerve pathways, and other structures in higher definition and detail. These cone beam scans provide us with the chance to evaluate oral health issues to the full extent while enhancing the accuracy of our diagnostic and treatment planning abilities. Cone beam scans may be used to generate a 3D view of the mouth and head during a range of procedures, from removing impacted wisdom teeth to placing dental implants. Get in touch with our friendly Temple, TX practice for more on the benefits 3D oral imaging might bring to your health and smile.

Who Is a Candidate for Cone Beam Imaging?

Cone beam scans may be ideal for diagnosing dental issues and are incorporated into care for patients of all ages. We often use this technology to monitor tooth eruption and jaw development in children and throughout the course of orthodontic treatment to ensure the jaws and teeth are aligning as desired. Advanced 3D scans are also extremely helpful in diagnosing oral diseases and detecting the presence of cysts and tumors in the jaw. At ACE Dental of Temple, our skilled team utilizes CT images to plan for a variety of services, like cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea care, dental crowns and bridges, and tooth replacement procedures, to help enhance the precision of treatment outcomes.

when is a cone beam dental scan recommended?

Like dental radiographs, 3D cone beam scans may be an essential component of a comprehensive dental examination. Though this imaging process is similar to taking dental x-rays, the cone beam scanning machine will capture very detailed images of your mouth, jaw, and face as it completes a full circle around your head. Having CBCT images taken is typically a comfortable process and is generally completed in under a minute. As they are captured, the 3D images are transferred to your chart in our computer system where they will be stored and viewed by our team as needed. Since 3D oral imaging may expose patients to low levels of radiation, we ask that women who are pregnant, or who believe they could be, let our team know upon arrival at our office.


After your CBCT images have been transmitted to your digital chart, one of our dentists will review your scans with you. Any issues that may be impacting your oral health will be pointed out so that you may gain a better understanding of any dental needs. Our team will then utilize these scans to recommend the treatment options most ideal and help you make an informed decision regarding the health of your smile. Since these diagnostic images allow us to view the precise location of nerves and other structures, cone beam scans may also help reduce the risk of oral complications during treatment.

Is Digital Imaging Covered by dental Insurance?

Diagnostic services, like advanced CBCT imaging, may be covered by some dental insurance providers. We can review your individual policy ahead of time to learn about your specific benefits and then let you know if there may be any out-of-pocket expenses. ACE Dental of Temple is proud to offer state-of-the-art services that can improve the quality of care we deliver to our patients and accepts several payment methods to help ease financial concerns for those with uncovered costs.

safeguard your smile with digital X-rays 

We are excited to bring the benefits of advanced 3D dental imaging to Temple, TX patients to enhance diagnostic and treatment outcomes for a wide range of needs. In addition to showing the teeth, jaw, and oral anatomy in much finer detail, CBCT scans can also increase precision during treatment processes. Schedule a visit at ACE Dental of Temple to learn more about 3D dental imaging!

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