3D technology reveals anatomical details using a modern imaging tool. CBCT or Cone Beam Computed Tomography is a special three-dimensional digital X-ray used in dentistry, dental surgery, implantology, orthodontics, periodontology in order to examine the mandible and the maxilla and the teeth. It is important to know that contrary to the radiation dose of a traditional CT, the 3D CBCT has only a minimal radiation dose.
It is an important tool in modern dentistry and diagnostics as far as the following aspects are regarded:
Planning of the implantation
- The CBCT is able to measure the bone density and it helps to measure the distance from the planned place of the oral implant with a tenth-millimeter precision. This way we avoid neurofibrils and we can plan the place, the direction and the dimension of the dental implant with minimal risks.
Identification of dental focuses
- CBCT is the most suitable tool for identification of pathological deformations between the dental roots that can sometimes lead to loss of hair or joint inflammation.
Examination of the position of the problem-causing third molar
- CBCT creates an easy to evaluate three-dimensional image about the dimension, position of the third molar under the gums. This way we can avoid eventual complications like insensitivity caused by nerve injury.