For better diagnosis
A Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine is a serious investment.
It is essentially an x-ray machine that detects airway issues (snoring, breathing and jaw joint issues), but it provides 3D images of teeth, soft-tissue, bones and nerves, all in one image.
As you can imagine, compared to a 2D image, this allows us to see your teeth in great detail, enabling an accurate diagnosis.
In this age where some patients may be concerned about the ill effects of radiation as a result of x-ray exposure – a 2D panoramic x-ray delivers twice the exposure dose of a CBCT. In fact, a banana in your cereal everyday for a year, would give you three times the radiation of a CBCT machine.