& The Power of 3D CBCT Technology
What Is CBCT?
CBCT stands for “cone beam CT scan.” It combines a 3D mouth scanner with state-of-the-art translation software to generate a 3D image of your mouth. CBCT is a little bit like a traditional CT scan in that regard, but it protects your health by minimizing the amount of radiation you’re exposed to by 70%. Since too much radiation exposure can have side effects our goal is to reduce yours to levels that are “as low as reasonably achievable” without sacrificing the benefits of generating these highly precise images of your jaw bone and mouth structure.
Like having an X-ray, having a cone beam CT scan is completely painless. You simply sit down and the cone beam takes the scan.
What Can Happen if Dentists Rely on a 2D Image?
Using 2D images increases the likelihood of complications, placement problems, and other cosmetic issues. Often, the implant will be placed by an oral surgeon while the crown will be placed by a dentist. Miscommunications and misunderstandings can arise when these professionals are conferring over an incomplete image, especially if they happen to be located in different offices.
Miscommunications can lead to unsightly gaps between the crown and the gum line. A lack of information can also lead the oral surgeon to damage delicate anatomical structures simply because he must rely, at least in part, on guesswork.
At Dental Depot’s Family Dentistry and Implant Center, our integrated team includes a general dentist, oral surgeon, and prosthodontist (implant specialist who places the crown), working side-by-side in the same office to provide you with the most comprehensive and cohesive care team available.
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At Dental Depot we have streamlined our process to include CBCT scans. After we take your scan we work with some of the best dental labs in the country in order to provide our patients with a higher standard of care.
The CBCT process is painless and the entire appointment takes less than an hour to complete.
Call us today to make an appointment, or request an appointment online.
We’re looking forward to seeing you and to helping you achieve your best, brightest and healthiest smile.
Custom Made for Comfort and Quality
When a patient decides to receive dentures as their teeth replacement option, the process to fabricate them is very detailed and intricate so that his or her new teeth are customized to look and feel natural. Since everyone’s oral anatomy is unique, customization of prosthetic teeth is essential for increasing oral function and restoring smiles. From the size of one’s mouth to the shape and thickness of their jaws, dentures must be tailor made.
The process for creating dentures begins with taking pictures, X-rays and impressions (molds) of jaws and any existing teeth. Once this is complete, our dentists will determine the unique measurements of the denture(s). These specifications will then be sent to a dental laboratory where the full or partial denture will be created by skilled technicians.
In the interim, while patients are waiting for their new teeth, they may be given temporary prosthetics to wear. Once the dentures are ready, they will be sent to our office and patients will return for a final fitting, and if there are any issues with the way dentures fit, adjustments will be made.
In addition to being custom made, dentures are crafted from very high quality materials to help lend a natural appearance and improvement to one’s smile. Porcelain is used to mimic lost tooth structure while pink-colored acrylic is used to resemble gum tissue. The pink colored portion of dentures is important for creating a seamless transition from natural gum structure to prosthetics.
Scheduling a Tooth Replacement
Robin my hygienist was great, she kept me informed while working with my teeth. She also was soft on my gums and made sure it was a great experience. Dr. Patel explained in detail what was needed and what was not. He was very professional and told me the risks of a tooth that I know needs a crown. Other fillings he stated looked fine and pointed it out with actual photos that were in color and blown up for me to easily see.
I truly thought this experience was a five star rating! Thank you for everything. In and out in hour and 5 min and that’s because I was engaged and talking to. If I would have talked less it could of have been done in about 45 min.
I’m a talker.David N.7/07/2020
Nice about working us in for a toothache. Reasonable but safety precautions in place. Professional but kindness shown for our unique situation. Addition: My son had 4 fillings. It was a good experience for him. The estimate of cost was accurate. Also, the doctor worked quickly which is favorable for less jaw pain. I highly recommend Dental Depot, Dr. Patel!Karen Q.7/02/2020
When walking in there are strict guidelines due to Covid. You will be greeted at the front door, your temperature will be checked, and seated 6 feet apart. When taken to your room, you are required to use mouthwash and wash hands. After you are settled in your chair you can remove mask. Dr Talbot and Alexa work very hard in trying to provide top notch service. I barely feel the numbing needles. The procedure went great. Would trust them with my kids.julia l.6/30/2020
This was my first time at the Dental Depot. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted by friendly staff. My hygienist, Nicole, put me at ease from the moment I arrived and explained the process as she went along. She is wonderful!
I was then greeted by Dr. Patel. He was very courteous and also made me feel at ease. He took the time to answer all of my questions.
I highly recommend anyone coming here. If you have anxiety when you go to the dentist, like I do, it will disappear once you are going through the process.Lamar J.6/15/2020
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