Cone Beam CT

What is Dental Cone Beam CT?

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Images obtained with CBCT allows for more precise treatment planning.

CBCT provides detailed images of the bones and teeth and is used to evaluate diseases of the jaw, dentition, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses. It does not provide the full diagnostic information available with conventional CT, however, CBCT has the advantage of lower radiation exposure compared to conventional CT.


What are some common uses of the imaging?

•                    surgical planning for impacted teeth.

•                    diagnosing TMJ disorders.

•                    placement of dental implants.

•                    evaluation of the jaw, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavity.

•                    determining bone structure and tooth orientation.

•                    locating the origin of pain or pathology.

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