3D Cone Beam

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3D Cone Beam

Family Dental Practice now offers a remarkable new technology that creates virtually limitless views of face, jaw and teeth.

Dental cone beam imaging is among the fastest growing dental technologies. Also called cone beam 3D imaging or cone beam computer tomography (CBCT), these imaging systems are capable of creating detailed 3D digital models of a patient’s anatomy: dental (teeth) & oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck). Cone beam imaging is becoming a standard of care for dental implant treatment planning, and the 3D imaging technology also is useful for orthodontics, orthognathic TMJ, endodontics, visualization of abnormal teeth, evaluation of the jaw, Diagnosis of diseases and cysts and diagnosis of dental trauma.

The dentist can call up whatever views they need on a computer monitor:2D, 3D, “panoramic” views of your entire mouth, even sequences like pages in a book.  They can view your images from any angle and in different magnifications, to see the relationship between bones, teeth, nerves and tissues; to plan and evaluate your treatment.

While radiation exposure can be a concern with many imaging technologies, the newest cone beam systems work with far lower radiation doses and offer small fields of view to capture data from just the desired area of anatomy.

Cone beam imaging evolved from the work by Godfrey Hounsfield in the 1970s with the development of CAT Scan imaging in medicine. CAT Scans, or Computerized Axial Tomography, utilize a fan-shaped beam of radiation that rotates around the patient hundreds of times per second, with the patient being moved a precise distance in the scanner. Cone beam differs in that cone beam scans use a cone-shaped beam that is directed at a detector that rotates around the patient. Unlike CAT scans, these can be applied to dental practices.

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Family Dental Practice

Address: 2nd Ave Shopping Centre, Verwoerdpark, Alberton

Email: enquiries@glassman.co.za

Phone: 011 902 2391

Fax: 011 902 8970

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