3-D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
State-of-the-art digital imaging using Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT or Cone Beam CT) provides us with a clear, three-dimensional image of the structures of your mouth, including root canals and sinuses, without the need for surgery or invasive procedures.
At Lake Forest Oral Surgery, we use cone beam technology because it measures the quality and quantity of bone available in the jaw. Using CBCT, we can plan the precise placement of your dental implant before we begin treatment.
This detailed information helps us shorten treatment times and reduces the need for invasive procedures. Since CBCT provides a detailed 3-D view of sinuses, nerves, and areas of low bone density, we can prepare a surgical guide to ensure that your implants are placed in their optimal position for the best outcome.
Cone beam technology can also be used to plan root canals and extractions and to diagnose TMJ and sleep apnea.