Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), also known as 3D dental imaging or cone beam 3D imaging, is the gold standard of imaging technology for endodontics, providing clear and accurate 3D representations of the teeth, jawbones, and surrounding tissue.
Integrative Endodontics uses CBCT dental technology – specifically, Carestream 9600 CBCT – to assist in diagnosing issues accurately, planning your treatment, and monitoring the healing process afterward. The result: more effective care and improved patient outcomes.
Need 3D dental imaging?
Our office can help. Whether scanning for hidden infections or evaluating teeth that already had root canal therapy, our CareStream CBCT technology provides a high-quality image of the hidden structures in your jaw bones. Ask us about scheduling your CBCT dental X-rays.
3D Dental Imaging
During a CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images via a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are then used to construct a digital 3D representation of the patient’s teeth, mouth, jaw, and other areas of the face and head.
CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) imaging technology allows for more accurate diagnosis of infections and tooth fractures. It also provides a detailed view of a tooth’s internal and external structures.
Unlike regular X-rays, CBCT scans are able to clearly differentiate between bone, teeth, airway, paranasal sinuses, and sometimes soft tissue – while avoiding the limitations of 2D images. These limitations include superimposing structures on top of each other that block visibility, as well as a limited ability to identify depth and the true extent of existing infections and pathology.
Whether checking for hidden infections or determining if previous root canal treatments are healing properly, we find that the benefits of CBCT scans outweigh the downside of higher radiation. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about having a 3D scan at our office.