3-Dimensional Imaging and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a 3-Dimensional imaging modality and it provides the best possible maxillofacial imaging techniques available today.
CBCT allows us to obtain images of the skull and jawbones in a relatively short period of time (approximately 10-15 seconds). This information can then be used to evaluate you in a way that was previously only possible with expensive medical CT scans.
The CBCT serves as a road map of sorts to plan your surgical treatment and to aid in diagnosis of pathologic conditions. With the ability to identify vital anatomic structures such as nerves and blood vessels, we are able to plan the best possible treatment while decreasing the risk of complications.
While we do not obtain a CBCT on every patient, we do
evaluate each patient on an individual basis to determine the benefits
that may be obtained with a CBCT.
What is CBCT used for?
• Dental Implant Planning
• Impacted Teeth
• Orthognathic (Corrective Jaw) Surgery
• TMJ Analysis
• Airway Studies
• Maxillofacial Pathology
What are the advantages of CBCT over other imaging modalities?
• Lower radiation dose than traditional CT
• Shorter scan times
• In Office availability
• Reduced cost
• Ability to identify vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels
• High Resolution
• Extremely accurate images
• Ability to make surgical guides directly from CT images
The KODAK 9000 3D Extraoral Imaging System
The KODAK 9000 3D System gives our practice the ability to take powerful 3D images, while using less radiation. The unit captures high-quality pictures and allows our practice to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments in the office, helping reduce multiple visits and rescheduling, saving our patients time and money.
Three-dimensional technology allows Dr. Faerber to better visualize his patients’ dentition, without having to send patients to a lab for radiology scans. Viewing an unprecedented level of anatomical detail helps Dr. Faerber diagnose more accurately and treat with confidence. The capabilities of 3D imaging offer a wide range of diagnostic possibilities such as implant placement, surgical planning, extractions, examination of oral pathologies, and third molar evaluations. This breakthrough technology provides unprecedented x-ray views of the oral cavity.
Periapical and panoramic radiography have been augmented by the recent introduction of high-resolution cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), allowing 3D assessment of third molars, tooth extraction, surgical planning, oral pathologies, fractures, and implant placement. Because the KODAK 9000 system focuses only on the area in need of diagnosis, the amount of radiation exposure is significantly reduced, delivering 10-30 times less exposure than other dental radiography systems.