Dental Technology: What is Cone Beam 3D Dental Imaging?

At Reyes Dental Group in Lorton, VA, we are always reviewing new technologies to decide which would benefit our patients the most. Dr. Reyes and the team are very excited to introduce our new 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT) machine to our dental practice.

What is a Cone Beam CT Machine?

Cone beam 3D imaging technology is a type of advanced X-Ray that allows dentists to get an even clearer picture of your teeth and is a particularly valuable tool for dental implants. It’s referred to as cone-beam imaging because the X-Ray beam is the shape of a cone, unlike traditional fan-shaped X-Ray beams. At Reyes Dental Group, we use the

What Are the Benefits of 3D Imaging in Dentistry?

Although this 3D imaging isn’t required for every patient, it’s extremely useful for very precise treatments such as restorative dental implants, root canals, planning tooth extractions, and TMJ. It is also able to detect problems like jaw tumors or sinus issues.


The introduction of this dental technology will allow Dr. Reyes and the team to streamline our diagnoses and optimize our patients’ treatment plans to make your experience as smooth as possible and ensure long-term success for restorative dental issues including dental implants.





Are 3D Dental Scans Safe?

As with regular 2D X-Rays, the clinical benefits of having a comprehensive insight into the mouth and jaw that can’t be seen during a dental exam outweigh any small radiation risk. However, we are very careful in deciding which patients benefit most from this technology to minimize any specific risk factors.

If you’re interested in learning more about 3D imaging or have any questions about the Cone Beam technology, contact our team today so we can discuss your needs further.