You want to benefit from high-tech dentistry but not in an impersonal and clinical-feeling environment. We understand. Here at Elite Smiles of Pflugerville, we blend the very human elements of compassion and professional skill with the latest dental technology so that our patients can enjoy the best of both worlds. One of our office's most important and versatile pieces of technology is the CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) Scan machine, which helps take diagnostics and treatment planning to the next level.
You might be familiar with the CT scan, which has long been used in the medical field to evaluate tissues that a typical X-ray will not capture. However, a standard CT machine emits a fan-shaped X-ray beam and requires the patient to move through the machine, which is certainly not comfortable or convenient. The CBCT features a cone-shaped beam that can scan the target area while the patient comfortably sits. A CBCT X-ray also results in significantly less radiation exposure than standard CT scanning.
The CBCT scan procedure is fast, efficient, and noninvasive. You simply need to sit still for a few moments while the machine’s computerized arm smoothly circles around your head. It will capture a comprehensive, 3D image that can then be enlarged and digitally enhanced.
This amazing machine provides Dr. Sharma with a wealth of data about the oral structure, allowing him to “see” below the surface. Unlike a standard flat x-ray, the CBCT provides highly detailed, three-dimensional images. Furthermore, it shows nerves and other soft tissues that are virtually impossible to evaluate with an x-ray
Evaluating bone structure and identifying nerve locations for optimal placement of dental implants
Identifying problems in the jaw joint (TMJ), bone tissue, root canals, and much more
Improved accuracy of diagnosis and precision of treatment
If you have any dental concerns, come to Elite Smiles of Pflugerville and see Dr. Sharma. Just call us to schedule your appointment.