Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an advanced imaging technique used in dentistry and maxillofacial surgery to obtain detailed 3D images of the oral and maxillofacial structures. At Dr G Dental Studio, our CBCT scanners utilize a cone-shaped X-ray beam and a specialized detector to capture images from different angles. A computer then combines these images to create a 3D representation of the patient’s oral anatomy.
This 3D scan, called cone beam computed tomography, gives your dentist a more complete image of your oral anatomy and disease processes than a traditional X-ray. Unlike conventional X-rays, which capture a 2D image of your mouth from various angles, a 3D scan takes multiple digital X-rays for one image. It provides a complete view of your jaw, teeth, nerves, and soft tissues. This enhanced view allows dentists to detect minor issues not visible in traditional 2D scans, such as impacted wisdom teeth or bone fractures in the sinus cavity.
There are many benefits to using CBCT technology, especially compared to the traditional 2D X-ray format. One of the most significant advantages of CBCT scans is that they provide much more information than traditional X-rays. A scan lets your dentist see images from all angles of your jaw and mouth, including your sinuses, nasal cavity, cheekbones, and other surrounding areas. This added information helps your dentist craft a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses all aspects of your oral health.
Another significant benefit is that 3D imaging provides more precise images of your bone structure. These images are more detailed, providing you with a more accurate diagnosis. An accurate diagnosis means better treatment for you.
When paired with extractions, dental implant placement, or bone grafting, CBCT technology can provide you with a quicker and much more comfortable experience. This is because the 3D image provides a more detailed picture of your entire oral cavity, allowing your dentist to walk you through each step of the process before it occurs. This often helps patients feel more prepared and comfortable overall, especially if they have had a traumatic experience with past dental treatments.
The patient is first positioned in the CBCT scanner, which typically consists of a rotating arm that houses the X-ray source and a detector. The patient’s head is immobilized to ensure accurate image capture. The X-ray source and detector rotate around the patient’s head, capturing various X-ray images from multiple angles. As the X-ray source rotates, it emits the cone-shaped X-ray beam towards the detector. The detector captures the X-ray images, which are then processed by the CBCT software.
After the scanning process, the captured X-ray images are processed by the CBCT software, which applies algorithms to reconstruct a detailed 3D image of the scanned area. The software compiles these individual X-ray images and creates a digital 3D representation of the patient’s anatomy. The reconstructed 3D CBCT image can be viewed and analyzed by the dentist or radiologist. This image can be manipulated, rotated, and zoomed in or out to examine specific structures and evaluate the patient’s condition.
CBCT Cost at Dr G Dental Studio $250
CBCT scans are relatively quick and non-invasive, making them more comfortable for patients than other imaging techniques. Contact Dr G Dental Studio at 2500 SW 107th Ave #45, Miami, 33165, or call (305) 217-6453 to learn more.
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