Cone Beam Computed Tomography:
  • Uses a cone shaped x-ray beam rather than a conventional linear fan beam

  • Provides a volume of data vs. consecutive slices (medical ct)

  • Low dosage of radiation

  • Provides an undistorted or accurate dimensional view of the jaw vs. panoramic x-ray being both magnified and distorted

  • Magnification factor can be taken into account, but distortion - unequal magnification in different parts of the image as seen using other equipment - cannot be reliable for measurement purposes

  • Provides cross-sectional axial, coronal, sagittal and panoramic views vs. panoramic view is in one dimension

  • Non-superimposed images

Evaluation of:
  • Lesions

  • Dental Impaction

  • Bone Density

  • Pre-Implant Evaluation

  • Osteotomy Procedures

  • TMJ Evaluation

  • Location of Mandibular Nerve

  • Location of Sinuses

  • Braces

  • Implants

Oral Radiology Report:
Each case is read and an oral radiology report will be issued to the referring doctor.  The oral radiology report includes a review of the CBCT DICOM volume, maxillo-mandibular structures, surrounding osseous structures, paranasal sinus, airways, TMJ and pathology.