Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Is a more recent type of equipment with similarities to panoramic machine in the appearance. But it produces a cone shaped x-ray with a specially designed detector, to reconstruct achieved data to a 3D scan.
Your dentist may order this technology
- To assess the shape and dimension of jaw bone in case of implant planning.
- Also to detect the proximity of nerve canal to roots of a wisdom tooth
- To evaluate the location of impacted teeth and its effect on surrounding structure in orthodontic planning
- Oral surgery