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While dental x-rays have been used for years in diagnosing oral health concerns, there are many more advances and technologies available to dental practices today than there have been in the past. Today, we have access to modern, state-of-the-art devices that can make diagnostics and treatments more effective than ever. At the practice of Dr. Darren Gonzalez, patients who are in need of dental care will find that he reinvests into his facility to ensure the latest technologies are available. This includes the Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT, scanning device.

What is CBCT?

CBCT is similar in a way to traditional x-rays as it allows doctors to get clear images of the structures of the smile. However, when it comes to diagnostics, it far exceeds the clarity and precision obtained my more conventional means. With CBCT, the dentist can plan and prepare for procedures such as root canals and dental implant placement, offering 3D images of the patient’s smile. The CBCT still uses radiation just as traditional x-rays do, but it can provide better diagnostics than any other method available in the dental field today. Regardless, the CBCT still emits far less radiation than conventional imaging techniques.

Will CBCT benefit me?

Absolutely! By using CBCT in his office, Dr. Darren Gonzalez can create 3D images that provide better visuals as to what is happening underneath the gumline. These images are used in many ways. It can diagnose an infection inside of a tooth or help the dentist prepare a patient for the placement of dental implants. This versatility has made it a wise investment for the office to provide patients the most advanced and state-of-the-art methods of diagnosis and treatment.

Are you interested in working with a dental practice that uses the latest technologies?

Dr. Darren Gonzalez is pleased to provide patients with the care they need while integrating in today’s modern tools and instruments for precision diagnostics and treatment. If you are ready to work with our Santa Rosa, CA area dentist, call (707) 542-1532 to schedule an appointment. The practice of Dr. Darren Gonzalez is located at 1515 Montgomery Drive and accepts new patients and families.