Clinical Application

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a diagnostic imaging modality that provides high-quality, accurate three-dimensional (3D) representations of the dental and maxillofacial region. It offers significant advantages to traditional imaging modalities and is rapidly becoming the accepted standard of care. CBCT is used for diagnosis, treatment guidance and post treatment evaluation for:

  • Implant Dentistry to assess crest morphology and dimensions and position of vital structure
  • Assessment of wisdom teeth root morphology and proximity to the inferior dental cana
  • Unerupted tooth localisation including canines and supernumerary teet
  • Endodontics including resorption, perio/endo lesions, perforations and atypical pulp anatom
  • Dental and facial trauma Bony Pathology including odontogenic cysts and tumours
  • TMJ

The clinical conditions where CBCT is not indicated include:

  • large volumes for orthodontic treatment
  • caries detection and diagnosisroutine method of imaging periodontal bone support
  • standard method for identification of periapical pathosis
  • standard method for demonstration of root canal root anatomy
  • evaluation of soft tissue (multi slice CT or MRI would be more appropriate).