Dental digital x-rays and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) are two types of imaging technology commonly used in dentistry to help diagnose and treat dental problems.
Digital x-rays use electronic sensors to capture images of the teeth and surrounding structures. They produce less radiation than traditional x-rays and provide instant results, which can be viewed on a computer screen. Digital x-rays are commonly used to detect tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other dental issues.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a type of 3D imaging technology that provides more detailed images of the teeth, jawbone, and surrounding structures. It uses a cone-shaped x-ray beam to capture multiple images of the area from different angles, which are then reconstructed into a 3D image. CBCT is commonly used to diagnose and plan treatment for more complex dental issues, such as dental implant placement, orthodontic treatment, and jaw surgery.
Both digital x-rays and CBCT are safe and effective imaging technologies that provide valuable diagnostic information for dentists. They can help detect dental issues early, allowing for prompt treatment and better outcomes for patients. Talk to your dentist about the best imaging options for your individual needs.