CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography, often referred to as a “scan,” which is a leading standard of care in today’s dentistry. This is a special x-ray that generates a three-dimensional (3-D) image of the mouth and dental structure that you cannot obtain from other x-ray methods. These x-rays show nerve paths, soft tissues, and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. From that scan, your dentist can create a more predictable and precise treatment plan. This is a simple procedure that takes about 1 minute to perform. All you have to do is stand at the machine and it does the rest.
CBCT is a digital method and therefore produces extremely low radiation levels. Our team of Dentists will often recommend having this CBCT for the following reasons: