CBCT stands for cone beam CT scanner. It uses an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone to produce the 3 dimensional view. It is a quick procedure that we offer in house. CBCT scanner used to only be used in radiology clinics or oral surgery offices. But since our patients love and benefit from us offering all procedures in house we decided to now also offer the most advanced imaging to further enhance our services.
In general we use it to improve diagnosis and treatment planning for a variety of reasons. These can include
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology:
Temporomandibular joints (TMJ):
A CBCT is much more comfortable for patients as it is an open environment, no claustrophobia or akward positioning. It is also wheelchair accessible or you can sit on a chair while we scan you. The exposure is also much quicker and the radiation compared to a medical CT is over 15 times less. It also allows for higher image resolution of bone and teeth.
Often your dental insurance will not but we as a courtesy will file it to your medical insurance that sometimes will cover the scan. We also try and limit our fee to make it as affordable as possible.