Take a look at the above panoramic image and contrast what it presents with the following CBCT images of the same patient:
Clearly, the 2D image does not present the extent of bone loss that is apparent in the different perspectives of the 3D CBCT scan. This is just one example of the enhanced diagnostic capabilities that cone beam affords offices who implement the technology. Missed MB2's, fractures, and even less common anatomical phenomena such as dens invaginatus are other situations that are commonly missed with 2D imaging, but easily identified by using CBCT.
Another example of a case where the 3D scan revealed an issue that was missed in a 2D x-ray can be found here.
Looking to add CBCT to your practice? It's critical to have a technology partner that can offer the expertise necessary to ensure successful implementation through training and technical support. Dental TI offers our clients lifetime access to expert training and support to help you and your staff utilize the technology to its full potential from day one.
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