What is Cone Beam CT?

Cone Beam 3D Imaging is an advanced dental imaging technology that allows for an illimitable view of the teeth and supportive structures within the face. With Cone Beam 3D Imaging, a dentist can capture panoramic views of the maxillofacial area in just 10 seconds. Cone Beam 3D images offer an enhanced view of the face that can be examined and evaluated from multiple viewing angles. A single image can reveal the associative relationship between the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, which can aid in treatment planning and administration.

Cone Beam 3D images are similar to the images available through CT scans? The difference is that there is far less radiation exposure, it takes less time, and the images can easily be obtained in a dental office. Cone Beam 3D images can also be stored digitally for future reference or for easy transfer between providers.

Frequently Asked Questions About CBCT Technology
  • How can Cone Beam and 3D Imaging help me?

    Unlike x-rays, which are not detailed and only reveal hard tissues, Cone Beam 3D Imaging reveals the entire craniofacial structure and connective tissues. While your dentist is making plans for oral surgery or dental treatment, the images can be dissected and manipulated to ensure accuracy and precision.
  • What should I expect from Cone Beam and 3D Imaging?

    Your Cone Beam 3D Imaging experience should be quick, taking approximately 10 seconds to do a complete scan. The image produced will differ from traditional two-dimensional imaging, in that it will be a three-dimensional view of your entire head and face.
  • What should I expect after I’ve had a Cone Beam 3D scan?

    Cone Beam scans are completely painless. There is no pre-scan consultation required or after care instructions.
  • Am I a candidate for x-rays using the Cone Beam Scan Digital technology?

    Because Cone Beam is safer, faster, and less uncomfortable than traditional x-rays, it is appropriate for patients of all ages. From children to the elderly and everyone in between, the Cone Beam can make getting dental x-rays a breeze.
  • I thought traditional x-rays were safe. Is a Cone Beam Digital X-ray a better alternative?

    Though film x-rays are safe, they still emit small quantities of radiation. Cone Beam has raised the bar in dental healthcare, emitting far less radiation than outdated film radiology. In fact, the Cone Beam produces up to 10 times less radiation than some traditional x-rays!