A CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography), also known as cone beam radiography, is a type of x-ray beam that captures an image by rotating around a patient's head. The images are more detailed and comprehensive than images produced in a digital dental x-ray. The data can be used to produce a three-dimensional image of the patient's mouth, jaws, neck, teeth, ears, nose and throat.
It is used by our dentists as a non-invasive way of assisting with treatment planning, diagnosis of dental trauma and cavities as well as post-surgery evaluations. These images are especially useful when planning dental implant placements. They allow our dentists to visualise where the best bone is, so the implant is placed most securely.