A CBCT stands for cone beam computed tomography and is a specific type of x-ray that provides a 3D view of the bones and teeth in the jaws. This x-ray is necessary prior to implant placement, as it is crucial in planning the proper implant direction and size. A CBCT also allows us to visualize pathology such as root resorption, impacted teeth, root fractures, etc; and therefore, may be taken when conventional radiographs are not enough.
Is a type of two-dimensional x-ray that allows for the visualization of all teeth, roots and jaw bones of the face. Your dentist or periodontist uses this type of radiograph to determine if pathology of the bones exists or impacted teeth. This type of x-ray gives a great big picture of the teeth and jaws. This x-ray is used when multiple x-rays of various areas need to be taken, for example when multiple implants are placed. This type of x-ray is not as detailed as bitewings and therefore, is not ideal for diagnosing decay between teeth.
Is a type of two dimensional x-ray that allows for your dentist or orthodontist to evaluate the relationship between the jaw bones and the soft tissue landmarks of the face. It is mainly used to diagnosis facial growth, growth abnormalities before, during and after orthodontic treatment.
Full Mouth Series
A full mouth series is a set of two dimensional x-rays allows for your dentist and periodontist to monitor the levels of the bone surrounding teeth, determine if there is decay between the teeth and determine if there is any abnormal findings related to the teeth or elsewhere