Conebeam 3D X-Rays
What is a CBCT scan?
It’s basically a three-dimensional radiograph, a “3D x-ray”. CBCT stands for “Cone Beam Computed Tomography”. You may have heard of a medical “CAT scan”; this is a similar technology, but using a cone-shaped beam allows us to get the information we need with significantly less radiation.
Why do I need one?
Dentists will prescribe a CBCT scan for a number of reasons. Sometimes we want to see a 3D image prior to surgery or implant placement for your safety. Other times we need to see the jaw joints, sinuses, or some unusual anatomy. 3D Imaging enhances the Dentist’s ability to diagnose, treatment plan, and create the most predictable outcomes. For the patient it is fast and easy, done here during normal appointment time, and with a low radiation dose. It is truly one of the “game changers” in dentistry today!