CT scans are an X-ray procedure that uses many different X-ray images with the help of computers to generate cross-sectional 3D views of internal organs and structures within the body.
You will be provided a link to download the result of the CT Scan after your appointment.
An OPG is a panoramic or wide view x-ray of the lower face, which displays all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film.
It demonstrates the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted.
The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that the bone structure, bone density, tissues and nerves can be viewed clearly.
CT scans can be completed in less than half a minute.
This means that far less radiation enters the body than if a regular set of bitewing x-rays were taken.
At Gants Hill Smiles we have the latest technology of computerized tomography scans (CT).
We are referred patients for CT scan or OPG for various reasons such as implants or wisdom teeth extractions.