One of the most recent and exciting developments in dentistry is in diagnostic technology and involves the advent of 3D x-ray imaging. Compared to traditional x-rays that only produce a two-dimensional picture of the mouth, 3D dental imaging uses cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) equipment to provide a 3D-rendition of a patient’s mouth.
With CBCT diagnostic images, nothing is hidden from your dentist’s view, which dramatically increases the accuracy of both diagnosis and treatment. As a patient, you will be able to view a complete picture of your mouth and be confident that your dental treatment has been planned with every attention to all possible detail.
Unlike traditional 2D imaging where you need to bite down on a mould, a CBCT scans your mouth without requiring you to do anything, which is particularly helpful for patients with gum or tooth sensitivity and special needs, as well as children.