3D Imaging

What Is A CBCT Scan?

Dental Cone Beam Tomography (Dental CBCT) is a specialized type of x-ray that provides more information than conventional dental or facial x-rays. This computerized scan uses advanced technology to generate three-dimensional images.

What are the benefits of a Dental CBCT scan?

  • Offers the highest quality of dental imaging available
  • Provides 3-D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone which are considerably more detailed than conventional two-dimensional dental x-rays.
  • Allows for more precise diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Is simple and comfortable to take and can diagnostically image both bone and soft tissue simultaneously.

What are the common uses of a Dental CBCT scan?

  • Evaluate the position of teeth, bone structure, jaw joints and the airway.

Aid in:

  • Accurate placement of implants
  • Surgical planning for the removal of impacted teeth
  • 3-D orthodontic evaluation
  • Complex root canal diagnosis and treatment
  • Diagnosing conditions such as vertical root fractures, root resorption, perforations, and other defects that can be missed on conventional x-ray films.

At Petoskey Dental Associates we use the NewTom GiANO 2D /3D Imaging System which offers a versatile diagnostic platform providing the highest quality of imaging available and safety for our patients

NewTom GiANO also features SafeBeam™ technology which automatically and continuously monitors system operations, thereby eliminating the possibility of unnecessary radiation exposures.