The Use of CBCT in Dentistry Represents the Future of the Profession
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Cone beam computed tomography, often known as CBCT, is likely one of the most game-changing developments to take place in the area of dentistry over the course of the last ten years. Additionally, it offers an innovative platform for the orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning processes. The currently available imaging techniques are simply representations of three-dimensional objects in two dimensions, and they have a number of drawbacks.
As a result, just a portion of the optimal imaging goals have been achieved. Radiographs that are in two dimensions are insufficient, particularly in complex cases such as those involving impacted teeth, supernumerary teeth, and orthognathic operations. CBCT images are user friendly and provide information that is significantly more detailed than that provided by standard 2D radiographs. On CBCT pictures, soft tissues, the skull, the airway, and the teeth may all be observed and measured in a 1:1 ratio. This is the case for all of these structures. The CBCT is an amazing tool that helps with accurate diagnosis, more predictable treatment planning, more efficient patient management and education, improved treatment outcomes, and increased patient satisfaction. The numerous applications of cone beam CT technology in the field of orthodontics are the primary subject of this essay.