What Is A Cone Beam Image?

What Is A Cone Beam Image?

Posted by Kevin Fong DDS on Feb 17 2021, 07:22 AM

We believe that investing in dental technologies can ensure our patients receive comfortable dental care in practice. One such essential technology in the market is Cone Beam Image. We have been utilizing this technology for a long time now. This advanced technology has created wonders in the field of dentistry.

What is a CBCT?

CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography and creates three-dimensional images of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues in your mouth.

The CBCT machine and the traditional dental panoramic x-ray machine look a lot similar, with moving equipment circulating around the head of the patient. The dentist can adjust the field size to be viewed and change the definition of the image captured. These findings can help dentists check your tooth and bone structures from every angle.

What can CBCT imaging help you with?

This technology can help dentists to look into numerous dental conditions, that include:

  • Checking if your wisdom tooth is interfering with the nerves and arteries in your jaw
  • Check the jawbone strength to support an implant
  • Evaluating the condition of sinuses
  • Sleep apnea
  • Look into fractures
  • Place the implant in the desired position
  • Determining if you need a root canal
  • Creating a treatment plan for extractions, especially the impacted teeth
  • Diagnose and treat TMJ issues
  • Finding the reason behind undiagnosed pain

What is the main difference between CBCT Image and Traditional Dental X-Rays?

The main difference between CBCT images and traditional dental x-rays is that CBCT can create third-dimensional images, while dental X-rays can form only two-dimensional images of the teeth. With the three-dimensional image from CBCT, the dentist can show the height, width, and depth of the area to be treated very clearly.

Is this technology safe?

CBCTs also release radiation during the process, and its benefit is that their radiation exposure is reduced to a certain level that makes it safe to capture a high-definition image. This technology offers the dentist all essential information about oral anatomy. At Kevin D Fong DDS, we believe that by evaluating your entire oral cavity, we don’t miss any unidentified dental problems and treat them as soon as possible, if any.

For more information on the latest dental technologies, contact Kevin D Fong DDS at (510) 783-1572 or visit us at 944 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545. We will be happy to guide you further.

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