At City Dental Leeds, we pride ourselves in offering the best treatments and our clinic is packed with the latest technology and equipment. We are proud to have a CT scanner on-site and we accept referrals from other clinics for CT scans, as well as providing services for our clients.
CT scans have a range of uses within modern dentistry; we use them primarily during implant treatment.
What are CT scans used for?
CT scans have a whole range of uses within medicine and dentistry. We use CT scans for implant treatment, as the images enable us to locate the best site for the dental implant. CT scans are much more detailed than traditional X-rays and this means that we can find the optimum location for the implant at the planning stage; we can also use the scan images to guide us during the procedure to fit the implants. We also use scans during consultations to ascertain whether or not patients are suitable candidates for implant treatment; we can use the images to check bone density and look at 3D models of the jaws.
What happens when you have a CT scan?
Having a CT scan is not painful and there’s no need to feel worried or apprehensive. Before you have your scan, you’ll be asked to take out any jewellery, such as earrings and necklaces and you will be told all about the scan, what’s going to happen and how long it will take. We will provide you with a mouthpiece, which will help you to keep your mouth open and the scanner will then take images of your mouth; you don’t have to anything apart from trying to stay as still as possible. The scan takes a maximum of 15 minutes and you will be free to head home straight afterwards.