Cone beam computed tomography (cone beam CT, or CBCT) gives the surgeons at Advanced Oral Surgery detailed, 3D information that can’t be obtained with traditional x-ray equipment – for example, the exact shape of your jawbone, position of your tooth roots, or size of a cyst.
All of our offices – San Antonio, Helotes, and Kerrville – are equipped with cone beam CT scanners.
Cone beam CT imaging gives us (and you) the complete clinical picture of your anatomy, removing guesswork and doubt. This results in enhanced diagnosis and better outcomes. And the best part is that these benefits can be obtained at the lowest possible radiation dose.
A dental cone beam CT scanner uses digital x-rays and a computer to produce 3D cross-sectional images of the jaws and teeth. It is a compact, faster and safer version of the regular CT scanner that you may be familiar with. The cone-shaped x-ray beam allows the size of the scanner, radiation dosage, and time needed for scanning to all be greatly reduced.