3D cone beam imaging
Computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans are an X-ray procedure that uses many different X-ray images with the help of computers to generate cross-sectional or even 3D views of internal organs and structures within the body.
When needed Dr. Hutton relies on 3D imaging techniques and scans to provide a detailed view of the mouth and skull. The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that bone structure, bone density, tissues, and nerves can be viewed clearly. The main use for 3D scans is as an aid to plan dental implant treatment and difficult endodontic procedures ( root canal treatment).
3D scans can be completed quickly which means that less radiation enters the body than with a regular set of bitewing X-rays