Inside the Bone with a 3D Cone CT Scan
What Is Cone Beam Computed Tomography?
A cone beam CT creates a 3D view and cross sections of the target area. The information it provides is critical for a number of situations, including placing dental implants, performing a complex root canal or extraction, or searching for the source of pain or infection. CBCT gives us the information we need about your condition before a dental procedure.
HOW DO I BENEFIT FROM CONE BEAM 3D IMAGING?
Accurate Diagnosis: CBCT provides high-resolution, 3D images that offer a comprehensive view of the area being examined. This precision aids in accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.
Enhanced Treatment Planning: Whether you’re undergoing dental implant placement, orthodontic treatment, or oral surgery, CBCT scans enable your healthcare provider to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Minimized Radiation Exposure: While CBCT uses X-rays, it typically involves lower radiation exposure compared to traditional medical CT scans. This makes it a safer option for patients.
Efficient Procedures: CBCT scans are quick and efficient, reducing the time you spend in the clinic and improving overall patient comfort.
Improved Surgical Outcomes: Surgeons can visualize anatomical structures more accurately, reducing the risk of complications during procedures.
Orthodontic Planning: CBCT is invaluable in orthodontics, allowing orthodontists to evaluate teeth, roots, and jaw structure in three dimensions, leading to more effective treatment plans.
Dental Implants: For those considering dental implants, CBCT scans help determine the ideal implant placement location, ensuring a successful and long-lasting result.
TMJ Assessment: CBCT can provide detailed images of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), aiding in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders.
Airway Assessment: In some cases, CBCT can be used to assess the upper airway and identify issues related to breathing and sleep disorders.
Research and Education: CBCT technology has revolutionized research and education in various medical and dental fields, allowing professionals to study anatomy and pathology in unprecedented detail.
In summary, Cone Beam 3D imaging offers patients the benefits of precise diagnosis, tailored treatment plans, reduced radiation exposure, and improved outcomes across a wide range of medical and dental procedures. It’s a valuable tool for both healthcare providers and patients seeking the best possible care and treatment.
For more information about cone beam 3D imaging, give us a call at (817) 280-0099 or send us an email.