Dental x-rays and 2D panographs cannot clearly see the inside of the bone, and cannot see the tongue-side of the bone at all. Only a cone-beam CT image can create a 3D view and cross sections of the area of interest. The information provided in a 3D scan is extremely important when placing dental implants, performing a complex root canal or extraction, planning orthodontics, evaluating the sinuses and airway, testing your TMJ (jaw joint), or looking for the source of pain or infection.
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The more information we have about your condition and anatomy before planning the better. If you have any more questions regarding 3D imaging or dentistry in general, contact us today.