Cone Beam CT Scanner — Recognizing The Benefits


Nowadays, with continuous technological advancements, better methods have emerged to change the field of dentistry, and one of these is the Cone Beam CT scanner.  Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanners generate multiple projections that are immediately processed into 3D images. The Cone Beam CT scanner allows the reproducible 3D imaging of the jaws and teeth of the patient.

Previously, dental specialists would rely solely on 2D radiographs (dental X-rays), intuition and experience to successfully perform complicated procedures. However, upon the rise of the Cone Beam CT or CBCT scanner, experienced dental specialists are now given the opportunity to offer their patients outcomes that are more predictable and less prone to complications. Dental professionals for various clinical applications use the cone beam CT scanner for various reasons, including visualization of complex root anatomy, calcification, resorption, fractures of teeth and jaws and infections of the sinuses.


Despite the fact that CBCT images are more expensive when compared to the two-dimensional images, patients are actually entitled to proportionately increased benefits. CBCT provides a fast, non-invasive method for answering a number of clinical questions. Whether it is in the diagnosis of oral pathology, or treatment of complex anatomy of infected teeth, the Cone Beam CT scanner can still be instrumental in making sure that Dr. Choby can offer her patients only the finest and most successful outcomes.

Without a doubt, the Cone Beam CT scanner offers tremendous advantages for patients and dental specialists alike. If you need any dental surgery procedure, Dr. Choby is one of the leading dentists in Northern Virginia who utilizes this kind of technology in order for you to enjoy the benefits that it has to offer.


Advanced imaging technology for more accurate diagnosis

Dr. Choby uses the Carestream 8100 System to take powerful 3D images, while using less radiation. The cone beam CT scanner and digital radiography (digital X-rays) capture high-quality images, helping Dr. Choby to perform a wider range of diagnoses and treatments. This reduces multiple visits and rescheduling, saving her patients time and root canal cost. Being able to view an extraordinary level of anatomical detail helps Dr. Choby visualize your patients’ dentition, diagnose more accurately and treat with confidence.

Cone Beam CT: Carestream 8100

Despite years of training and practice, it has been difficult to correctly diagnose what can barely be seen on 2 D intra oral images. The CS 8100 extra oral imaging shows the whole picture from the axial, coronal, saggital views. The CS 8100 features the ability to take a scan of one quadrant of the mouth or a full mouth. CBCT provides additional information that is indispensable when used in endodontics for finding canals, diagnosing calcifications, determining the precise areas of perforations and visualizing vertical and horizontal fractures.