Dental CBCT is a special type of x-ray machine which generates three dimensional images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. The images produced enable us to develop a precise treatment plan.
This dental cone beam technology produces images similar to those produced by conventional CT imaging. It does so by moving an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone around the patient to produce a large number of images. These images allow us to identify characteristics of the jaw, dentition, facial bones, and sinuses.
The accuracy of CBCT imaging allows your oral surgeon to diagnose, evaluate, and plan surgical treatment. It is particularly useful in the planning and placements of implants, and identifying regions that may require bone grafting as part of your implant surgery.