Cone beam computed tomography

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), is a special type of X-ray technology that generates 3D images. In the recent years, CBCT has been developed specifically for its use in the dental and maxillofacial areas to overcome the limitations of 2D imaging such as buccolingual superimposition. It is becoming the imaging modality of choice in certain clinical scenarios.

Indications of CBCT

Developing dentition

    • Assessment of unerupted and/or impacted teeth
    • Assessment of external resorption
    • Assessment of cleft palate
    • Treatment planning for complex maxillofacial skeletal abnormalities

Restoration of dentition (if conventional imaging is inadequate)

    • Assessment of infra-bony defects and furcation lesions
    • Assessment of root canal anatomy in multi-rooted teeth
    • Treatment planning of surgical endodontic procedures and complex endodontic treatments
    • Assessment of dental trauma


    • Assessment of lower third molars where intimate relationship with the inferior dental canal is suspected
    • Assessment of unerupted teeth
    • Prior to implant placement
    • Assessment of pathological lesions of the jaws (cysts, tumors, giant cell lesions, etc.)
    • Assessment of facial fractures
    • Treatment planning of orthognathic surgery
    • Assessment of bony elements of the maxillary antra and TMJ

Implant Section

Cbct show maxillary arch and its relation to maxillary sinus

Cbct shows impacted wisdom tooth and its relation to the inferior alveolar nerve

Cbct show bone width and length and location of inferior alveolar nerve prior to implant placement