The cone beam CT is a 3-dimensional x-ray which provides more detailed and larger field images of areas where the traditional x-rays are not sufficient. Less invasive and emitting less radiation than traditional x-ray machines, this new technology is fast, simple and painless, providing many wonderful benefits that were unavailable only a few years ago.
A quick and painless scan that lasts less than 15 seconds, cone beam CTs can provide valuable information of the entire mouth and surrounding areas. This 3D image aids in many ways including better diagnosis, visualization of infections, detection of fractures. accurate planning of implant placement and much more. All full CT’s are sent to a radiologist to be read for non-dental problems that may be detectable.