Advanced Imaging Technology
For Fast, Safe & Effective Care
Dr. Conness features advanced technology to provide you with the best possible care. Using our CBCT imaging technology and digital x-rays, we deliver effective treatment that’s faster, safer, and easier for you.
CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. It uses a cone-shaped array of x-rays to generate remarkably clear 3D pictures of your smile. Dr. Conness is able to view these images on a computer screen.
CBCT imaging is an invaluable tool that Dr. Conness uses for safe and accurate treatment planning. It allows him to view the surgical site from a number of different angles. This information is vital in order to plan your implant surgery, allowing us to know exactly where all the hard and soft tissue such as bones and nerve endings are located.
The best part about CBCT imaging is how easy it is for our you — the CBCT scanner takes less than a minute to make a single rotation around your head and you’re finished.
Digital x-rays are another example of state-of-the-art technology that Dr. Conness uses to provide you with advanced diagnostic care. The standard type of x-rays are difficult to store and you can only view a few of them at a time. But digital x-rays are easy to store and they’re instantly retrievable, so Dr. Conness can easily review your dental history.
Dr. Conness also uses our intraoral camera to generate accurate images of your smile. This small device resembles a pen and it has a disposable sheath for your protection.
Our intraoral camera provides clear pictures of your teeth and gums that Dr. Conness can view on a computer screen in real time. He can even use it to show you what’s happening with your smile.
Dr. Conness is a talented implant dentist with over 25 years of experience. He’s recognized as a Diplomate by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and he’s studied at the prestigious Misch Resnik International Implant Institute.
If you’re ready to see what our natural-looking implants can do for your smile, call 815-324-2550 today to speak with one of our friendly team members. We look forward to meeting you.
Yes! Dental X-rays, especially digital ones, are incredibly safe and help our staff plan your personalized dental implant treatment. This advanced dental technology allows us to create the ideal solution for you by delivering high-quality images of your teeth and jaw structures. We can follow the natural patterns of your teeth to provide a seamless restoration for your smile.
Digital imaging technology exposes patients to less radiation than the traditional film option. This revolutionary dental imaging works well for implants because it allows us to see exactly what areas of your jaw need support.
This quick and gentle imaging is easy to do and allows us to accurately create a plan of treatment. Cone beam imaging shows your bone structure from the front and back of your head in great detail.
Some of what a CBCT scan can show our dental team includes:
The cost of a CBCT scan will depend on many factors, such as where the scan is done, how detailed the scan is, and the quality of the scan. Dr. Conness will provide a cost estimate during your initial consultation. We also suggest contacting your dental insurance provider to find out if your plan will partially or fully cover your treatment expenses. Visit our financing page to learn more about your payment options and discover if CareCredit can provide you with any financial assistance.
The time requirements for cone beam imaging depends on what type of scan is taken, but both are relatively quick. A complete volume X-ray, also known as a full-mouth X-ray, can take between 20 and 40 seconds to complete. Having a particular area of your mouth scanned could take less than 10 seconds. Dr. Conness will discuss your treatment timeline at your initial consultation.
CBCT scans are essential to the success of your personalized treatment plan. Learn more about our dental imaging solutions by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Conness. Call our Ottawa practice at (815) 324-2550 or fill out our online contact form—a team member will get back to you shortly. We look forward to seeing you in the office!
If you’re in need of dental implants and would like a consultation with Dr. Conness, call us today to schedule an appointment. We’ll be more than happy to help you through the process and answer any additional questions you may have.