All About 3D Imaging

Author: Dr. Rima Solanki, DMD

CBCT stands for Cone Bean Computed Tomography. It is a radiographic imaging method that allows accurate, three-dimensional imaging of hard tissue, soft tissues, and nerve pathways in a single scan. CBCT technology has become widely popular in implant dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics and endodontics. It has allowed the evaluation of vital nerve pathways and bone dimensions before an implant placement or performing any other oral surgery procedures. It allows dentists and endodontists to find nerve canals in teeth while performing challenging root canal therapies. Orthodontists use CBCT technology to evaluate growth patterns in patients. At Spring Lake Dental Group, you receive a recommendation to have CBCT taken, before implant placement and wisdom teeth extraction where nerve is nearby, during root canal therapy, to evaluation bony abnormalities, to find fractures in teeth and during orthodontic treatment. For more information, please ask your dentist at your next visit!