Cone Beam CT
Full-cranial cone-beam CT (computed tomography) is the technology that provides highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of oral surgery.
Why is this important?
This technology provides full-cranial, highly accurate 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of orthodontics, implantology, TMJ analysis, airway assessment, oral and orthognathic surgery and other dental procedures. Undistorted, anatomically correct views of the jaws, teeth and facial bones along with cross-sectional (bucco-lingual), axial, coronal, sagittal, cephalometric and panoramic views are easily generated. Three-dimensional images enable a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies.
What to expect?
Getting a cone beam ct is as painless as having an X-ray taken. The procedure won’t take more than a few minutes and a rendering will be available soon after. You will be shielded with a lead apron and asked to stand in front of the machine. You will be then be asked to bite down and stand still. The machine will rotate around your head and a 3D image will be made.