What is a Cone Beam CT (CBCT scan and how does it differ from X-ray pictures?
Alternately referred to as “Digital Volumeric Tomography” (DVT), the CBCT scan is a new variety of X-ray examination. While the traditional X-ray produces a two-dimensional image, the CBCT produces a three-dimensional image of your teeth, soft tissue, nerves, and jaw. This will give your dentist a more accurate picture of your dental needs.
When Does A CBCT Scan Come Into Play?
The CBCT scan is beneficial in situations such as root canal treatments, impacted teeth, dental implant planning, and wide variety of other procedures. If a CBCT scan has been recommended for you, have a discussion with your dentist about how a scan could help your individual dental health.