A Cone Beam Computed Tomography, or CBCT, is a special type of x-ray machine that takes 3D images of the jaw. These images allow for more precise placement of dental implants and the creation of more accurate restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. These images provide 3D information that 2D images such as traditional x-rays cannot.
What are the advantages of Cone Beam CT?
Cone Beam CT is a quick and painless way to obtain 3D images of the whole smile. Unlike traditional CT scans, Cone Beam CT takes only seconds to obtain images, and patients experience little to no discomfort.
Cone Beam CT produces high-resolution images of a patient’s teeth and jaw, which a dentist can immediately view. This makes it possible to diagnose oral issues quickly and accurately, minimizing the time for treatment and overall time spent in the dental office.
Cone Beam CT is also beneficial because it eliminates the need for dental impressions. Impressions can be uncomfortable for patients and don’t always capture all the necessary details to create accurate restorations.
Is Cone Beam CT right for me?
Conebeam CT has a number of advantages over standard X-rays, including:
Conebeam CT uses advanced digital technology to produce three-dimensional views of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways, and bone structure.
- Seeing the entire dentition as a single image
- Rotating the image in any direction
- Viewing images as cross-sections and at different layers
- Viewing images as 1 mm slices
- Using image-guided surgery for dental implants
- Viewing images with enhanced contrast and specialized filters
Conebeam CT technology also allows us to more accurately diagnose, plan, and treat your oral health issues.
Is Cone Beam CT safe for my child?
As the scanner rotates around your head, the cone beam CT emits 70% less radiation than that of a traditional CT scan. The radiation dose of cone beam CT is comparable to that of an x-ray. Cone beam CT technology is completely safe for patients of all ages. Young children, teens, and adults can all undergo cone beam CT imaging without experiencing any side effects or risks.
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