Implant Pre-Surgical Planning
Cone Beam Computed Tomography

With the computer age upon us, new technology is available to allow monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of dental problems to become faster, easier, and more thorough. Today, 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one such advancement that has become available to clinical dental practitioners in the last decade.

The use of 3-D cone beam technology allows dental professionals to image the head or skull area to the third dimension. Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. The CBCT system rotates around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. This data is used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat (“ENT”).

Dental Applications

The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources. We take necessary precautions to limit your exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays.  These precautions include using a lead apron shield with a thyroid collar for your protection.