3D CT scans allow the surgeon and restorative dentist to optimally plan and place dental implants.
Orthodontics has traditionally relied on 2-dimensional x-rays in evaluating 3-dimensional structures. With Cone Beam CT imaging, a more comprehensive orthodontic diagnosis and more accurate treatment planning is possible.
Cone Beam CT scans can provide a more accurate and 3-dimensional assessment to provide more predictable treatment results while reducing the risks associated with any impacted tooth.
Sinus and Airway Studies
Volumetric data obtained from a CBCT survey can be used to visualize the sinuses and the entire airway.
CBCT scans provide a superior means of visualizing and studying pathological processes in the maxilla and mandible.
Although conventional radiography is more practical and better suited for everyday endodontic procdures, volumetric data from CBCT scans can provide serial axial, coronal, and sagittal views that are not possible to obtain from conventional radiography.
Accurate evaluation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) has been difficult due to the superimposition of other structures in conventional radiographs.
The disadvantages of conventional 2-dimensional x-rays for accurate periodontal assessment is avoided by 3-dimensional and cross-sectional analyses helping to avoid surprises often encountered during periodontal surgery.
In addition to implant placement, a Cone Beam CT scan is an invaluable diagnostic and treatment planning tool for the oral surgeon.