Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient.
A CBCT scan produces a 3D image of your teeth and bone and it shows cross-sectional images.
It is a smaller, faster, and safer version of the usual CT scanner. The scanning time is significantly reduced and the dose of radiation is also much smaller.
The machine rotates around your head similar to the old Panoramic dental unit which is often used in dental premises and hospital settings.
3D technology is becoming increasingly well-established in dental practices around the world. For more precise diagnoses and explanations of treatment, 3D X-rays offer a number of advantages. Whether for superimposed teeth, unexpected nerve canal paths, hidden roots, or temporomandibular joint anomalies, 3D images are of inestimable value for a large number of diagnoses.
No radiation remains in a patient’s body after a CT examination.