3D cone beam imaging system is a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating
arm. Like a digital camera, it uses digital technology to record images instead
of old-fashioned film. It’s called "Cone Beam" because the scanner
projects x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam.
allows our office to view the images on a computer monitor at any angle and in
different magnifications, to see the relationships between bones, teeth,
airways, nerves and tissues. And while 3D cone beam imaging produces the same
kind of high-quality images as a CT (CAT) scan, it does so with less radiation.
How Is It Different From Ordinary Dental X-Rays?
dental x-rays just focus on your teeth, and for each x-ray picture, you need
one exposure. So it would take many exposures to even begin to compare to a
single 3D Cone Beam scan. But 3D Cone Beam Imaging shows much more than simple
"flat" x-rays. This new technology provides more complete visual
information to study your case from every angle. Best of all, the original scan
data can be duplicated anytime, to provide different specialists with images if
needed later. 3D Cone Beam Imaging shows much more than simple "flat"