Cone beam computed tomography (or CBCT, also referred to as C-arm CT, cone beam volume CT, or flat panel CT) is a medical imaging technique consisting of X-ray computed tomography where the X-rays are divergent, forming a cone.
3D CT imaging has allowed us to look inside the body in more detail than we have ever been able to before. This means greater predictability for optimal clinical outcomes. We can now take extremely accurate 3 dimensional CT scans of the inside of a patient’s mouth, seeing exactly where the nerves and blood vessels are, and how much bone is present.
This detailed 360 degree picture of the patient’s mouth is created in a matter of seconds during the consultation appointment, without the need for any invasive procedures. It provides us with all the information we need to assess a patient case and formulate a personal treatment plan.