Cone Beam Technology Now Available at Martin Taylor Dentistry!

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We are excited to announce we now have cone beam technology available for our patients here at Martin– Taylor Dentistry! Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a variety of x-ray equipment used in dentistry for specific procedures. When typical facial or dental x-ray equipment is not able to provide enough information about the issue in question, dentists choose this option. Cone beam technology can create three-dimensional images of nerve pathways, soft tissues, bone and teeth all in one scan.

Cone beam technology

How Cone Beam Technology Works

Considering the advanced nature of the technology, the process of a cone beam CT is relatively simple. An arm with a camera rotates around your entire head, taking pictures from various locations and angles to develop a thorough illustration. All of the images combine to form a single three-dimensional image for easy viewing.

How the Procedure Works

Depending on the specific type of cone beam CT scanner they have, the dentist or oral surgeon will have you sit in an exam chair or lie down on an exam table. They will ask you to remain as still as possible while the scanner rotates in a complete circle around your head. The rotation around your entire mouth will take between 20 and 40 seconds. Then, there will be ten seconds of regional scan that focuses on the area of the maxilla or mandible. You will not feel any pain during the procedure and will be able to immediately return to your regular activities after it is finished.     

Common Uses of Cone Beam Technology

Because it is not a commonly used device, dentists will generally only use cone beam technology in specific, complicated situations. Some situations that a dentist would likely use cone beam technology for include:

  • Surgical planning for impacted teeth
  • Diagnosing joint disorder
  • Helping with accurate placement of implants
  • Evaluation of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals, and nasal cavity
  • Detecting, measuring, and treating jaw tumors
  • Identifying bone structure and tooth positioning
  • Locating the origin of pain
  • Cephalometric analysis
  • Reconstructive surgery  

Benefits of Cone Beam Technology

  • The focused beam reduces scatter radiation, providing higher image quality.
  • One scan can produce a wide variety of views and angles, so most people do not need multiple scans.
  • The more extensive information it provides makes it easier for dentists to diagnose and treat dental issues.
  • It is painless and noninvasive.
  • It can take images of bone and soft tissue simultaneously.
  • No radiation remains in the patient’s body after the scan.
  • No immediate side effects.    

We are excited to offer this state of the art technology to our patients in our beautiful new office. Come visit us soon!. Contact us  at (520) 600-6925 for an appointment and come visit our new facility on Speedway Blvd.

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Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor

Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a partnership between Dr. Jeff Martin and Dr. William Taylor. Highly skilled and experienced, they provide emergency, preventative, restorative, cosmetic, children’s, and implant dentistry services.

Dr. Martin is an alumnus of the University of Arizona and Baylor College of Dentistry. He established his practice in 1978. Dr. Martin has completed on 1,500 hours of continuing education in dentistry. Dr. Taylor studied at the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California. He is experienced in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr Taylor has also completed many hours of continuing education.
Both are licensed and skilled in sedation dentistry, so you can be as comfortable as possible.

Together with their excellent team, Martin-Taylor Dentistry will take great care of you.

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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

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Alice L. 4 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

Rosemary B.

Rosemary B. 3 months ago

Welcome the newest member of our team at Martin Taylor Dentistry, Dr. Melvin Abraham!