Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a three-dimensional imaging modality that is now offered at Brazos Oral & Facial Surgery. As one of the first oral and maxillofacial surgery offices to offer this technology in the area, Dr. Warren can provide you with the best possible maxillofacial imaging techniques available today.
CBCT allows the doctors to obtain images of the skull and jaw bones in a relatively short period of time (approx. 10–15 seconds). Unlike the more conventional radiographic techniques, the 3D CT offers the creation of extremely accurate, detailed images that are three-dimensional. These images allow us to visualize critical anatomical structures and to understand your condition better. This helps us to make the most accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
The CBCT provides Dr. Warren with a road map of sorts to plan your surgical treatment and to aid in the diagnosis of pathologic conditions. With the ability to identify vital anatomic structures such as nerves and blood vessels, we can plan the best possible treatment while decreasing the risk of complications.
What is CBCT used for?
- Dental implant planning/placement
- Impacted teeth
- Orthognathic (Corrective Jaw) surgery
- TMJ analysis
- Airway studies
- Maxillofacial pathology
What are the advantages of CBCT over other imaging modalities?
- Lower radiation dose than traditional CT
- Shorter scan times
- In-office availability
- Reduced cost
- Ability to identify vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels
- High resolution
- Extremely accurate images
- Ability to make surgical guides directly from CT images