CBCT: Cone Beam 3D Imaging

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) produces three dimensional (3D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone structure in a single scan. Dr. Deborah K. Ruprecht uses CBCT imaging for accuracy with diagnosis and treatment planning. To learn more about how we use this and other dental technology in Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, or Solana Beach, California, please call 949-472-5499 or request an appointment online.

About CBCT technology

CBCT imaging has revolutionized the way surgeons diagnose their patients and plan for surgery. Since it provides detailed 3-D images of craniofacial structures, including the jaws, sinuses, TMJ, teeth and hard tissue anatomy, it’s especially effective for complex cases and placing dental implants with precision.

Periodontists are dentistry’s leaders in adopting the latest technologies to ensure their patients receive the highest quality care. The American Academy of Periodontology published its best evidence consensus (BEC) on CBCT at its Chicago meeting in February, 2017.

Patient benefits

  • Fast, efficient scans
  • Highly accurate clinical information for enhanced treatment planning
  • Detailed visual references from multiple views
  • Safer surgical treatment and more predictable outcomes
  • Early disease diagnosis potential


Why it’s important

CBCT technology provides a beneficial tool for periodontists to use in diagnosis, treatment planning and surgical management. The three-dimensional nature of CBCT offers enhanced diagnostic information and increased accuracy compared to two-dimensional (2D) imaging.

The 3D imaging makes early and accurate diagnosis of deep-seated lesions possible. CBCT has helped in detecting a variety of cysts, tumors, infections, developmental anomalies and traumatic injuries involving the maxillofacial structures. It has been used extensively for evaluating dental and osseous disease in the jaws.

Overall, CBCT effectively streamlines treatment planning and enhances the periodontist’s specialized surgical and anatomical skills. This positions patients for more predictable outcomes, especially in complex cases. If you have questions about CBCT technology and would like more information, call Dr. Ruprecht today at 949-472-5499 or request an appointment online.

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