Cone Beam CT (CBCT)
We use dental cone beam CT imaging (CBCT) to measure the quantity and quality of bone before implant placement, find complex infections for root canals, and plan orthodontic treatment. Modern CBCTs combine ultra-low-dose radiographic imaging with state-of-the-art 3-D diagnostics to show us the relationships between bones, teeth, nerves, tissue and airways to help us develop a highly accurate plan for treatment.
We use the term "cone beam" because digital x-rays are projected in a carefully controlled cone-shaped beam. A rotating arm moves the imaging system in a complete circle around your head. All you have to do is stand and let the scanner do the work.
CBCT imaging fits your busy schedule because it’s fast, easy, and totally painless. The process takes a minute or less to complete and provides us with highly accurate views of oral and facial bone structure.