A CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) scanner is an imaging tool used in dental practices when the procedure being planned requires more detailed images than traditional x-rays can provide. Unlike most other types of imaging devices, the CBCT scanner can create 3D images of the maxillofacial and oral structures.
With these images, the doctor can plan your treatment with incredible precision, delivering results that are more functional and aesthetic than were possible in the past. The scan takes only 20 seconds. At the same time, this device emits significantly less radiation than traditional CT scans.
Other benefits of CBCT imagine include improved surgical efficiency and more predictable outcomes. Since we are able to create 3D models of your skeletal structures and diagnose more accurately, this results in an improved outcome and safer overall procedures.
To learn more about how CBCT scans work, contact our office