Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a medical imaging technique which has become increasingly important in treatment planning and diagnosis in dentistry. CBCT has the advantage of lower radiation exposure compared to conventional CT. It has been described as the gold standard for imaging the oral and maxillofacial area.
CBCT provides detailed images of the bone and is performed to evaluate diseases of the jaw, dentition, bony structures of the face, nasal cavity and sinuses. CBCT is also crucial in precise treatment planning for implant dentistry and oral surgery. The high definition 3-dimensional images provide accurate anatomical information of the oral and maxillofacial structures, reducing the risks of complications and improving the success rate of dental surgery.