CBCT Benefits & Applications For Doctors

Indications of CBCT in the Maxillofacial Region

* Evaluation of the jaw bones to assess the feasibility of placing dental implants at specific sites in the jaws. This ensures that every possible precaution has been made to reduce the risk of involvement of the nerves in the lower jaw, and the sinuses and nose in the upper jaw.
* Evaluation of the status of previously placed implants
* Evaluation of the hard tissue (bones) of the tempro-mandibular joint (TMJ)
* Evaluation of abnormalities (pathology) in or affecting the bones
* Evaluate extent of alveolar ridge resorption
* Assessment of relevant structures prior to orthodontic treatment such as the presence and position of impacted canine and third molar teeth
* Assessing symmetry of the face (cephalometrics)
* Assessing the airway space (sleep apnea)
* To permit 3D reconstructions of the bones or the fabrication of a Biomodel of the face and jaws
* Assessing the mandibular nerve prior to the removal of impacted teeth, especially the lower wisdom teeth

Specific Applications

* Oral surgery
* Impalnt planning
* Orthodontic planning, implant anchorage
* Cephalometric Analysis
* TMJ analysis
* Airway study (sleep apnea)
* Jaw Tumor
* Impacted teeth
* Periodontal disease
* Endodontic anomalies

Scan Cost
Conebeam scans cost between $250-$600 depending on the facial region scanned, subsequent assessment performed and who performs and interprets the scan. Regional market forces may also affect pricing.