A CBCT scan or a cone-beam computed tomography is a special imaging system used when traditional x-rays are insufficient. It enables the dental professional to have a 3-dimensional view of the patient’s teeth, soft tissues, bones and nerve pathways.
The system rotates around the patient and captures data on the teeth, mouth, jaw, neck, ears, nose and throat using a cone-shaped x-ray beam. This provides for faster, more accurate diagnoses, evaluation and treatment plans. A series of 150 or more individual images are then stitched together by the software to provide a detailed, 3 dimensional image of teeth, bone and soft tissues.
Cone beam CT scan also allows the dentist to get the required information with significantly less radiation than traditional dental CT scans. A CBCT Scan aids in the early detection of several threatening diseases, cancers and oral issues. It makes complex cases easier to diagnose and helps provide successful treatment plans.