Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems are a variation of the traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. CBCT systems used by dental professionals rotate around a patient and capture data using a cone-shaped x-ray beam. The raw data collected from the CBCT scanner is used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the patient’s skull. The 3-D image can be manipulated interactively, which is very useful in detecting various problems, such as cavities, root canal or sinus issues, abnormal or missing teeth, dental trauma, bone quality of the the jaws, and determining if and where dental implants can be placed. CBCT scans are the standard of care for imaging when planning for the placement of dental implants. More precise surgical planning and implant creation are achieved through this technology which, in turn, enhance the surgical outcome.
CBCT Scans are used to Detect or Assess Various Problems, Such As:
Plan for the Placement of Dental Implants