CBCT Imaging in Dental Diagnosis: All You Need to Know

Tutanes Dental Care is one of the few dental clinics in Asia who has the most innovative CBCT imaging in the Philippines that accurately diagnosed and treated minor and severe dental disorders But, most of our patients  are not really aware of its nature, how does it work and the benefits that could be derived if you are going to subject yourself to this kind of medical diagnosis to ensure the attainment of a worry-free dental health for so many years.

CBCT Imaging is a special type of X-ray machine which is used if a usual dental x-ray is not adequate in resolving those rare and complex dental problems that millions of people are suffering from. This is not routinely applied to patients because of its adverse effects on health in the long run. Actually, this is ascribed as a special kind of scanner that utilizes  the newest breakthrough that will vividly generate 3D images of a person’s dental structures, soft tissues and nerve paths to name a few.

How Does it Work? 

This dental x-ray produces a beam that is cone-shaped and moves gently around a patient to produce various forms of images in high quality. This provides a detailed image or images  of your bone to accurately evaluate different jaw diseases, dentition, bony structures of a face, nasal cavities and sinuses. On the contrary, it does not serve the purpose of  providing a comprehensive diagnostic information unlike a traditional CT scan procedure.

Common Usage

Below, are  the most common usage of CBCT Imaging.

  • Surgical Planning for Impacted Tooth
  • Effective diagnosis of TMJ
  • Correct placements of dental implants
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Locating Pathology

How is it Performed? 

The patent will sit on an exam chair and will lie down thereafter on the exam table. This depends on the kind of a cone beam CT scanner. To have an accurate diagnosis, your friendly dentist will position your body where the beam can hit your dental problem with ease. You must not move during the whole process as the equipment revolves with a 360 degrees angle.

Duration wise, it only takes about 20-40 seconds to successfully complete a specific volume. This is medically referred to as a full mouth x-ray.


  1. Allows  a more comprehensive dental x-ray and assessment
  2. Accurate and painless.
  3. Provides high quality images of bone and soft tissues simultaneously.
  4. No radiation is left on the patient’s body.

For more information about this medical or dental procedure, click on this link. http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=dentalconect


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