A cone- beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x – ray machine used when a regular dental x – ray is not sufficient. The technology in a CBCT machine allows for a 3D image of the dental structures it is focused on.

What can be seen in a CBCT scan?

– Dental structures 

– Soft tissue

– Nerve paths

– Bones of the craniofacial region

What is a CBCT used for?

– Surgical planning for impacted teeth

– Accurate implant placement

– Reconstructive surgery planning

– Root canal therapy (RCT) planning

– Diagnosing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders

– Evaluating the jaws, sinuses, nerve canals, and nasal cavity

– Determining bone structure and tooth orientation

– Locating the origin of pain or pathology