Cone Beam CT Scanner

3D digital volumetric images (tomography) have drastically changed dental diagnosis

A tremendous diagnostic tool

Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography is a diagnostic imaging technology that uses radiation in a manner similar to conventional radiographic imaging, with the difference being that cone beam images are converted into a three-dimensional view that can then be manipulated by sophisticated computer software for a wide variety of applications, including implant surgical planning, TMJ, and diagnostic purposes.


While a relatively new technology to dentistry, 3D images have already radically transformed the way that we as dentists can gather information, with the result being an ability to diagnose and treatment plan in a manner that previously could not even be imagined. The transformation from interpreting two-dimensional information to diagnosing from 3-D imaging, which allows for visualization of all structures in any given field, is a quantum leap ... and one that has forever altered the way we must practice dentistry.