Dr. Lon Riemer is your St. Albert dentist, focusing on family dentistry, pediatric dentist and much more.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has been around for only about 10 years. It is a much lower radiation dental alternative to a medical CT scan. This exciting new technology provides amazingly detailed 3D images for virtual planning of dental implant and bone grafting procedures. We can now perform these procedures often in a safer, more predictable and less invasive way. These images are also useful for assessing abnormalities of the teeth and jaws, the jaw joint, root canals and wisdom teeth.
2D digital x-rays are still the best for some areas, such as detection of dental caries.