In the last few months since we have been doing ceramic implants, we’ve been able to utilize an important piece of technology: CBCT scans. What is a CBCT scan? And how are we using it? Why is it so important? We will answer those questions in this blog post.
First of all, what is a CBCT scan? CBCT stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. It is a type of x-ray that is divergent and forms a cone and gives us a three dimensional image. During the CBCT scan, the scanning machine rotates around the patient’s head, similar to a CAT scan, and takes about 600 different images. These images are then reconstructed and a 3D voxel is produced from the data. Special software is needed to read these scans, but once loaded, they can be manipulated and visualized on a computer screen for diagnosis and planning. CBCT scans can diagnose a wide range of dental and craniofacial conditions including tooth and root conditions, impacted teeth, implant planning, and cavitation evaluation. CBCT scans offer detailed, 3D images that provide valuable information for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning in various dental and oral healthcare specialties and provide valuable information for treatment planning.
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