Dental Cone-beam Computed Tomography

Dental Cone-beam Computed Tomography

CBCT 3D X-Rays

With the computer age upon us, new technology is available to allow monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of dental problems to become faster, easier, and more thorough. Today, 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one such advancement that has become available to clinical dental practitioners in the last decade.

The use of 3-D cone beam technology allows dental professionals to image the head or skull area to the third dimension. Cone-beam computed tomography systems (CBCT) are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. The CBCT system rotates around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. This data is used to reconstruct a three-dimensional (3D) image of the following regions of the patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat (“ENT”).

Dental Applications

The amount of radiation exposure from a full mouth series of x-rays is equal to the amount a person receives in a single day from natural sources. We take necessary precautions to limit your exposure to radiation when taking dental x-rays.  These precautions include using a lead apron shield with a thyroid collar for your protection.

Alliance Dental Specialists in Oakville does CBCT 3D X-Rays in house.

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1 (800) 361-7203

Available from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

1525 Cornwall Road, Unit 21
Oakville, ON L6J 0B2