What is Cone-Beam Computed Tomography?
Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an advanced imaging method that allows for accurate, 3D imaging of rigid tissue structures. The system rotates around the patient, capturing imaging data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are then used to reconstruct a 3D image of the patient’s dental, oral/maxillofacial, and ears/nose/throat regions which can be used in various treatment applications including cleft palate assessment, dental implant planning, diagnosis of cavities, endodontic diagnosis, evaluation of the jaw and face, visualization of abnormal teeth, and diagnosis of dental trauma.
Dental CBCT and other types of X-ray imaging provide a fast, non-invasive way of assessing and treating our patients at Crane Family Dentistry. CBCT images provide 3D information which may help with diagnosis, evaluation of certain conditions, treatment planning, and more.