Cone Beam CT Scans in Sacramento, CA

The highest quality dental imaging for the highest quality treatment

Cone Beam CT scan is a type of computed tomography which is used by dentists when regular x-rays don’t provide sufficient or desired results. Dr. Shahnaz Formoli strongly believes that staying up-to-date with the latest developments in dental technology can help her serve patients better. And that is why, at Arden Park Dental Care, Dr. Formoli uses this advanced computed x-ray equipment to take 3D images of teeth, jawbones, nerve pathways as well as soft tissues, all in one, single scan. These x-rays enable her to diagnose her patients accurately and precisely plan their treatments.

In order to provide such high-quality results, the radiation level is understandably higher in the Cone Beam CT scan machine compared to regular x-ray machines. For this reason, it is not routinely used unless absolutely necessary.

CT Machine

How do I prepare for a Cone Beam CT Scan?

You do not have to do much of anything before undergoing a CBCT scan. Dr. Formoli will ask you to remove any metal you may have on your body as this can interfere with the scanning. These metals can include rings, necklaces, earrings, watches, bracelets, glasses, hearing aids, hair pins, etc.
And, as is the case with all kinds of scans, a CBCT scan can be dangerous for pregnant women and may pose a threat. So, if you are pregnant or there is any chance that you are, make sure to inform Dr. Formoli beforehand.

What is the procedure like?

Dr. Formoli will ask you to sit or lie down, while the machine revolves around you. It is important that you stay still while this is happening. It will take less than a minute, around 20 to 40 seconds, for the machine to be able to make a full mouth x-ray, while it takes no more than 10 seconds to take a regional scan.

Common treatment procedures that may include the use of a CBCT scan include:

  • Accurate placement of dental implants
  • Surgical planning for impacted teeth
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Diagnosing TMJ
  • Determining bone structure and tooth orientation

Some of the benefits of CBCT scans include:

  • Better image quality
  • A major advantage of CBCT scanning is its ability to accurately image both bone and soft tissue at once
  • A single scan produces a wide variety of views and angles that can be manipulated to provide a more complete evaluation
  • CBCT scans provide more information than conventional dental x-rays
  • CT scanning is painless, non-invasive, and accurate

The experienced team at Arden Park Dental Care keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in both cosmetic and general dentistry. Treatments have never been as accurate and successful as they are in this modern age and there is no need to continue living with any unwanted dental condition. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start your journey to an ideal smile and lasting oral health.


The iTero Dental Technology Scanner revolutionizes the traditional dental impression process, offering a precise, efficient, and comfortable solution. Utilizing advanced optical scanning technology, the iTero scanner creates detailed 3D digital impressions of a patient’s teeth and gums, eliminating the need for messy conventional molds. Dentists can swiftly capture detailed images, aiding in the design of crowns, bridges, Implant Crown, Dentures Partials and aligners with unmatched accuracy. Patients benefit from a more comfortable experience without the discomfort of traditional impressions. The iTero scanner enhances communication between dental professionals and laboratories, fostering better treatment planning and improving overall patient satisfaction with its modern, cutting-edge approach to dental impressions.

iTero Device

CEREC Primemill

CEREC PrimeMill represents a groundbreaking advancement in dental technology, designed explicitly for chairside milling of high-quality dental restorations. This compact and efficient milling unit seamlessly integrates with CEREC CAD/CAM systems, enabling dental professionals to craft precise crowns, veneers, and bridges in a single appointment. PrimeMill utilizes state-of-the-art grinding and milling technology, delivering fast and accurate results. Its automated processes and intuitive software empower dentists to provide patients with custom-fit restorations without the inconvenience of multiple visits. CEREC PrimeMill demonstrates the merging of precision, speed, and convenience, elevating the standard of dental care and patient experience.

CEREC Device

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry personifies a transformative approach to dental procedures, harnessing the power of focused light for precision treatments. Using lasers in soft and hard tissue applications minimizes discomfort, reduces the need for anesthesia, and promotes faster healing. In soft tissue procedures, lasers prove effective for gum contouring and periodontal therapy. For hard tissue applications, lasers facilitate dental surgeries with minimal impact on surrounding tissues. The technology also aids in lesion removal. With its versatility, precision, and reduced recovery times, laser dentistry stands at the forefront of modern oral healthcare, enhancing patient outcomes and comfort.

Laser Dentistry

High Vacuum Suction

High vacuum suction in dentistry serves as a foundation for infection control and patient safety. This powerful suction system efficiently removes saliva, debris, and aerosols generated during dental procedures, lessening the risk of cross-contamination and airborne pathogens. By swiftly capturing and filtering potentially harmful particles, high vacuum suction enhances the overall cleanliness of the dental environment. This technology not only safeguards the dental team and patients from infectious agents but also contributes to a more comfortable and hygienic experience. With its pivotal role in infection prevention, high vacuum suction has become indispensable in modern dental practices, prioritizing health and hygiene.


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Shahnaz L. Formoli, DDS

Dr. Shahnaz L. Formoli performed her post-graduate studies at the University of Loma Linda and the University of the Pacific and trained with some of the top Experts with renowned expertise in Cosmetic Anti-Aging dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Soft tissue management, Laser dentistry, and Invisalign, she is a dedicated member of various local and international dental associations.

Dr. Formoli is committed to offering the community the highest quality, Anti-aging Aesthetic, corrective dentistry. In addition to her expertise, she offers Snap-On Smile—a swift, temporary solution as patients prepare for permanent restorative treatments. Her goal is to create an unparalleled experience in dental care, utilizing advanced modern technologies in an old-fashioned warm, compassionate, and friendly environment.