Cone-beam computed tomography helps in placing proper dental restoration by using 3-dimensional imaging for multiple dental implants, works well for both upper and lower teeth.
With the help of cone beam guided implant restoration, surgeons get an idea of exact surgery prior to the main surgery as a result, patients feel less pain and discomfort during th surgery.
THE PROS OF CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
DRAWBACKS OF CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
IN WHICH SITUATIONS CBCT IS VERY EFFECTIVE?
WHAT’S THE COST OF CONE BEAM CT SCAN?
Surgeon/dentist usually charges on the basis of the equipment or machine they are using if they are using expensive or big CBCT then cost ranges from $400-$500 else it can be $100-$300.
WHAT’S THE AMOUNT OF RADIATION IN CONE BEAM CT SCAN?
For smaller ones – It is between 20-80 microsievert
For larger ones – It is between 80-200 microsievert
HOW TO PREPARE FOR CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY?
WHAT IS THE APPEARANCE OF CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY?
It is square-shaped and resembles a cone. Patients typically lie down on a table or on a dental engine chair so that CBCT can move at a 360-degree angle to take a closer look at their teeth and automatically clicks the picture of their teeth. Mostly C arm or rotating gantry based tables or chairs are used.
WHAT’S THE DURATION OF CBCT CT SCAN FOR TEETH?
It takes 30-45 minutes to depend upon how deeply the problem is rooted.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE CBCT PROCEDURE?
With C-arm or gantry, x-ray detectors are arranged simultaneously. The detector makes 2D pictures initially with 150-300 resolution and then the dentist and surgeon convert it into a 3D picture. Dental experts might find it tricky to perform this test on children as this requires no movements and without activity.
IS IT OK TO REPEAT CT SCAN?
More radiation exposure is harmful but if it is very necessary for accurate results and to confirm the former test one extra won’t damage much but for children with the age 18 or below one time is more than enough.