The Applications of Cone Beam Computed tomography in Dentistry
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The diagnostic methodology employed in dentistry, and particularly in orthodontics, has undergone a substantial transformation as a result of the development of three-dimensional (3D) imaging technology. In cases of severe skeletal anomalies or tooth impactions, 3D imaging may be required even though standard imaging techniques such orthopantomography, lateral cephalometric analysis, and anteroposterior graphs can provide enough information in the case of mild to moderate orthodontic deformities. Despite its relatively high cost, poor vertical resolution, and significant radiation dose, computed tomography (CT) has frequently been used when precise 3D imaging is required. Contrary to traditional CT applications, the advancement of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) technology has provided significant benefits over the traditional approach, including reduced radiation exposure, improved image quality, a quick scan time, fewer image artefacts, chair-side image display, and real-time analysis. These benefits have given dental professionals the chance to utilise 3D imaging more frequently by comparatively reducing radiation dose concerns, cost load, and availability, in particular. Therefore, the purpose of this review is to outline clinically pertinent circumstances and to emphasise the current understanding of CBCT practise in orthodontics.