Moser Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to be amongst the 1% of dentists who have chosen to incorporate 3-D cone beam imaging into their practice. 3-D cone beam imaging, also known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), has revolutionized the way dentists can gather information and deliver precise treatment. Traditional 2-D x-rays can leave many factors to chance and are limited by distortion, magnification changes, restricted clarity, and lack of accuracy in measurements. The transformation from interpreting two-dimensional information to diagnosing from 3-D imaging is a drastic change and has forever altered the way we practice dentistry in our office.
The 3-D image allows the dentists to look for pathology such as abscesses, cysts, tumors, etc. that are not easily detected with 2-D x-rays. In addition to pathology we are able to evaluate the jaw for TMJ, sinuses for inflammation, and bone levels for advancement of periodontal disease and/or implant placement. Beyond evaluation these images along with the computer software give us the ability to plan an implant case from start to finish right in our office. The applications for CBCT are endless and we look forward to the many ways it will continue to help us provide the best treatment to our patients!