Digital Cone Beam Computer Tomography
That is a technical term for a ct scanner. We employ a narrow field ct scanner machine for 3 dimensional imaging of the jaws, maxillary sinuses, and mid-face. This imaging is INVALUABLE for a variety of diagnostic needs: dental implant planning, fabrication of dental implant surgical guides, location of cysts and other jaw pathology, exact locations of wisdom teeth relative to vital structures, pre-operative assessment of maxillary sinuses prior to bone grafting procedures, exact location of supernumerary teeth, and much more. Our ct scanner as of 2011 provides the lowest radiation dose per scan on the market. Since it scans the jaws and mid-face only, the radiation dose per scan is ï¿½ that of a film based panorex x-ray and typically less than a modern digital chest x-ray. This equals an equivalent mean dose of about 2.4 days of natural background radiation from living in the United States.