Dental Imaging

Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

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What is Cone Beam 3D Imaging Used For?

Dental cone beam CT is commonly used for treatment planning of orthodontic issues. It is also useful for more complex cases that involve:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Dental implant sites
  • Jaw and bone deformities/misalignments
  • Nasal cavity/sinus issues
  • TMJ disorders
  • Facial trauma
  • Complications in muscular structure, lymph nodes, gums & nerves
  • Tumors and cysts
  • Oral cancer

Benefits of Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging

  • The focused x-ray beam reduces scatter radiation, resulting in better image quality.
  • A single scan produces a wide variety of views and angles that can be manipulated to provide a more complete evaluation.
  • Cone beam CT scans provide more information than conventional dental x-rays or CT scans, allowing for more precise treatment planning.
  • CT scanning is painless, non-invasive and accurate.
  • X-rays used in CT scans should have no immediate side effects.
  • Creates a pathway of dental nerves & roots.

Your oral health care provider at Smiles in Joplin uses cone beam imaging to make diagnoses with superior accuracy. Call us at 417-782-2021 to schedule an appointment.