As part of our commitment to using the latest technology for your comfort, we use cone beam computed tomography (cone beam CT, or CBCT) to scan a 3D image of your mouth and design the best treatment plan for you.
How Does CBCT Differ From Normal X-Rays?
Contrary to standard x-rays, CBCT can take images of the soft tissues in the mouth including the gums, nerves, and tongue. CBCT focuses an x-ray into a cone-shaped beam to collect a full, 3D picture of the mouth. It provides detailed imaging and exposes patients to far less radiation than traditional CT. This new technology is fast, simple and painless, providing many wonderful benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago. Its non-invasive process is key in allowing for more precise diagnoses and treatment explanation. Whether it be superimposed teeth, unexpected nerve canal paths, hidden roots, or temporomandibular joint anomalies, 3D images are invaluable for a large number of diagnoses.
Why Do We Use CBCT?
Specifically, with our Orthophos SL 3D from Dentsply Sirona, several hundred individual images are produced when taking a 3D X-ray in just a few seconds, making CBCT a fast, efficient option for our patients. We then use these images to to take a "virtual tour" of the scanned volume and assess the data from every dimension. Overall, cone beam computing tomography's 3D imaging is effective for diagnosing and evaluating dental conditions, as well as planning treatments. The technology provides our dentists and team with a view of your mouth and supporting structures that is more comprehensive than that provided by digital X-rays.
To learn more about cone beam 3D imaging and how it helps us provide you with exceptional care, we invite you to call us today at 781-263-9900.
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