Here at Midtown Dental Services, we feature a PreXion 3D cone beam to capture high-quality images of your mouth. This allows Dr. Mark Jacobson to evaluate your dental health and plan out your treatment more efficiently. Call us today at 212-697-3946 to schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more about cone beam imaging in New York City, New York.
What Is Cone Beam Imaging?
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), also known as cone beam imaging or CT scanning, is a revolutionary technology that has transformed the field of dentistry. Unlike traditional 2D dental X-rays, CBCT provides three-dimensional, high-resolution images of a patient’s oral and maxillofacial structures. This technology employs a cone-shaped X-ray beam that rotates around the patient’s head, capturing a series of cross-sectional images, which are then reconstructed into a detailed 3D model. This comprehensive visualization allows dental professionals to analyze anatomical structures, such as teeth, bone, nerves and soft tissues, with unparalleled accuracy.
When is 3D CBCT Imaging Used
CBCT imaging is used to view the head and neck as a comprehensive whole. This makes it easy for our dentist to diagnose and evaluate dental conditions as well as plan your treatments. Cone beam imaging may be used as part of:
- Implant Planning: CBCT scans are essential for planning dental implant placement. Our dentist can assess bone density, quality and available space accurately, ensuring precise implant positioning and minimizing the risk of complications.
- Endodontics: CBCT aids in diagnosing complex root canal anatomy, locating calcified canals and assessing the extent of infection or trauma in detail, enhancing the success rate of endodontic procedures.
- Orthodontics: CBCT helps our dentist evaluate the alignment of teeth and the position of impacted teeth more accurately. It assists in treatment planning and monitoring progress throughout orthodontic therapy.
- Oral Surgery: Our dentist and team rely on CBCT to plan and execute procedures such as impacted tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, jaw surgeries and evaluating pathology like cysts or tumors.
- TMJ Disorders: CBCT provides insights into temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders by visualizing the joint’s anatomy and assessing any abnormalities or structural issues causing pain or dysfunction.
- Airway Assessment: In the context of sleep apnea and other breathing disorders, CBCT helps analyze airway dimensions, facilitating the diagnosis and treatment planning.
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To schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist and learn how cone beam imaging benefits you, please contact our team today!