CBCT is a special type of x-ray equipment that allows Dr. Herzberg to examine a three-dimensional view of your teeth, gums, facial bones, and nerves.
When you have a CBCT 3D scan, an x-ray beam in the shape of a cone circles around your head. A large number of images or views are produced from a single rotation. These x-rays provide clear and detailed images of facial bones and are often used to evaluate bone density in the jaw, the location of teeth, proximity of teeth and nerves, and the location of the maxillary sinuses. Cone beam CT has the added advantage of requiring lower radiation exposure in order to create clear images when compared to conventional CT. Our CBCT can also expose conventional two-dimensional digital panoramic radiographs, that are used for routine oral exams every five years.
Littleton Dentist, Dr. Herzberg uses the CBCT 3D Scanner to prepare the following procedures:
- Wisdom Teeth Removal- determine the proximity of the inferior alveolar nerve in relation to the lower wisdom teeth
- Dental Implant Placement- determine the optimal position for a dental implant by evaluating and measuring the jaw bone density and anatomy, location of nerves and sinuses, and the location of adjacent teeth.
- Root Canal Therapy- determine the location of nerve canals in an infected tooth