What is Dental Cone Beam CT?
Dental conebeam computed tomography (CT) is a type of x-ray machine that is used in situations where regular dental x-rays are not sufficient. It's a new technology that uses 3D digital imaging and multiple FOV's (field of view) to generate images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone in the craniofacial region in a single scan. The major benefit of a CT scan for patients is it allows for more precise treatment planning.
Some uses of this procedure are:
Dental cone beam CT is commonly used for treatment planning of orthodontic issues. It is also useful for more complex cases that involve:
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