CBCT & 3-D Imaging
Love Your Smile Dentistry offers the latest in dental technology and diagnostic tools. A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine is a significant investment in any dental practice. Dr. Ellis believes in only the best for her patients and her philosophy of practice is not to require patients to have to travel for dental treatment or imaging needed. With a CBCT in office, Dr. Ellis is able to address your concerns and needs on the same day of your appointment without delay.
CBCT imaging allows a 3D image of the head and neck area of patients which can aid in diagnosing issues within the jaw, airway, TMJ, teeth, sinuses, and other structures. It is also the gold standard of care for implant treatment. It also aids in root canal procedures and sleep apnea, which a common sign is snoring.
What is Dental Cone Beam CT?
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. This type of CT scanner uses a special type of technology to generate three dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning. Cone beam CT provides detailed images of the bone and is performed to evaluate diseases of the jaw, dentition, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses.
Cone beam CT is not the same as conventional CT. However, dental cone beam CT can be used to produce images that are similar to those produced by conventional CT imaging. With cone beam CT, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone is moved around the patient to produce a large number of images, also called views. CT scans and cone beam CT both produce high-quality images.