A dental CT scan creates a 3D image of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in just one scan. CBCT stands for cone-beam computed tomography. CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around you, capturing data using a cone-shaped x-ray.
In less than a minute, about 150-200 images are captured from a variety of angles
A healthy smile starts with a foundation of healthy bones and gums.
Since a CBCT scan shows all your bones, nerves, and soft tissues in high detail, this allows us to diagnose your health and plan our treatment approach before we even begin a procedure.
Notably, this technology is a key step in planning and performing successful dental implant surgery. CBCT scans help your dentist
- Provide accurate measurements, including the shape and dimensions of your jaw
- Identify gum issues
- Detect lesions that may indicate serious disease
- Locate the origin of any pain
- Evaluate your sinuses, nasal cavity, and nerve canal