For those not familiar with CBCT, this advanced diagnostic tool captures volumes or slices of information that are then assembled by software into 3-D views of the subject area. This allows the dentist to view the scanned area as a 3-D object. The area can be viewed from many different angles.
This aids in comprehensive dentistry. The dentist now has an advanced tool for diagnostic analysis and pre-surgical planning. the oral structures that dentists work with are three-dimensional, the new technology now allows the dentist to view and diagnose in the third dimension.
CBCT is a relatively new technology for dentists. It has revolutionized the way dentists gather and view information. The result is the ability to diagnose, plan and then treat in a manner that we could not even envision a few years ago.
Traditional 2-D radiographs are not obsolete, but the difference diagnosing from a two-dimensional radiograph to diagnosing from 3-D imaging, which allows for visualization of all structures from any given angle or plane is truly amazing. The CBCT has forever altered the way dentists practice dentistry. It has not replaced 2-D imaging, it supplements and complements it.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A