CBCT Scan vs Traditional X-Ray

In this video, Austin cosmetic and implant dentist Dr. Brandon Hall explains the distinguishing factors that set modern 3D cone beam scans apart from traditional Panorex x-rays.

What is the difference between a CBCT or 3D X-ray and a conventional X-ray? And the difference is very vast. It’s a 3D versus a 2D image. Three dimensional. Gives us so much better diagnostic quality and ability to diagnose, treat and see problems, identify problems.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) gives us the ability to place and use implants with much better quality and preciseness versus two-dimensional X-rays. So 3D X-rays are fantastic. This is our 3D machine here at Aspire Dental. We use this on all many dental implant patients. And it’s a fantastic tool. We love it.

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Dr Hall received his dental training in San Antonio, TX and undergraduate degree in biology from Texas A&M University. Post dental school residency training while serving his country in the United States Navy. Dr. Hall enjoys attending many professional development and continuing education courses all over the country.

Dr. Hall’s coursework selection is heavily focused on dental implants and prosthetics to replace missing teeth. Dr. Hall is board certified in Nitrous oxide sedation (happy gas) to make his patient’s visits comfortable and relaxing.

When Dr. Hall is not taking care of smiles, you will find him in the great outdoors camping, hiking, and exploring. He enjoys playing sports, exercise, travel, and chasing after his three little tornadoes.

Spending much of his life growing up overseas, mostly in Germany, traveling, and experiencing other cultures has helped shape Dr. Hall’s outlook on life and work. Balancing time with a comfortable, caring work environment, family, recreation, and good food (I’m hungry right now). Having fun and enjoying life is crucial in helping us perform at our best each day.

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