A CBCT machine allows for a dentist to see where structures such as nerves, blood vessels, and sinuses are. One cannot plan for the ideal location and angulation for dental implants without visualizing how much bone there is available, and where the nearest nerves and blood vessels are. Our has a CBCT onsite, so our patient don’t need to be referred out to another office for imaging.

A routine CBCT is not recommended, because it gives off a lot of radiation. Too much radiation can cause cancer. At the same time, CBCT can be needed in order to place the correct diagnosis, to determine further treatment. Also certain procedures, like implants, are not possible to do without having a 3D view of the bone so that nerve trauma is avoided and an implant has a good prognosis. The doctor before recommending CBCT will keep patient’s health and best interests in mind.


A cone beam 3D x-ray or CBCT is a machine that allows dentists to see your overall structures clearly, such as nerves and sinuses.
It is possible for a CBCT to have various fields of view. When there is a concern about a localized area, in order to reduce the total radiation to the head, it is best to take an image of only that small area. CBCT shows various dental structures, including teeth, bone, nerve canals, and TMJ. 
It provides a 3D view that one cannot see in 2D traditional X-Ray images.
It helps in dental implant placement as well as in evaluating jaw disease. 

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