Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is the gold standard of imaging technology for endodontics, providing accurate and high-quality 3-D representations of the teeth, jaws, and surrounding tissues. Dr. Kanter uses CBCT technology to assist her in diagnosing issues accurately, planning your treatment, and monitoring the healing process afterwards. The result: more effective care and improved patient outcomes.
During a CBCT scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are then used to construct a digital 3-D representation of the patient's teeth, mouth, jaw, and other areas of the face and head. CBCT imaging technology is much better at diagnosing fractures in teeth and at providing a detailed view of a tooth’s internal structure. Unlike regular X-rays, CBCT scans are able to differentiate between bone, teeth, airway, paranasal sinuses, and sometimes soft tissue—while avoiding the limitations of 2-D images like superimposing structures on top of each other and limited ability to discern depth.