Midland Park Family Dentistry and Dr. Anthony Caramico is pleased to be able to serve his patients with this amazing miracle of dental technology.
CBCT – A Modern Dentistry Miracle
Sirona Cone Beam (CBCT)
CBCT is dentistry’s most accurate imaging technology. It provides the team at Midland Park Family Dentistry the ability to more accurately diagnose dental issues providing more confident solutions for our patients.
So what exactly is CBCT?
Simply, our Cone Beam is a computer controlled 3 dimensional scanning system operating in an “open-environment” to eliminate any anxiety of closed imaging systems. It generates crystal clear high definition images safely and within seconds.
How Cone Beam CT Works
X-rays, like visible light, are a form of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum. Just as light makes an image on photographic film (or a digital camera sensor), X-rays can also form an image. The difference is that energetic X-rays can penetrate bone and soft tissue, and reveal its hidden structure by their varying degrees of absorption; in other words, they form a grayscale picture of what’s underneath the surface. But conventional X-rays are limited: Like a still-life picture, they show only one perspective on the scene.
Now imagine a “flip book” — the kind of small book made up of a series of pictures, each slightly different. When you rapidly page through it, you may see (for example) an animated cartoon or a still subject from different perspectives. If you could put together a flip book made from a series of X-ray “slices” of the same subject, taken at slightly different angles, you would be able to create an “animation” of the X-rays. And from there, it’s only one more step to making a 3-D model.
That’s exactly what CBCT scanners do. Using a rotating imaging device that moves around the patient’s head, the scanner records between 150 and 600 different X-ray views in under a minute. Then, a powerful computer processes the information and creates a virtual model of the area under study. When it’s done, the model appears as a three-dimensional image on a computer screen: It can be rotated from side to side or up and down, examined in greater or less detail, and manipulated in any number of ways — all without the patient feeling any discomfort… or even being present.
Midland Park Family Dentistry and Dr. Anthony (Tony) Caramico serving Midland Park NJ and Bergen Co. NJ: (201) 447-5555.