In some cases, we need to evaluate using more than 2 dimensional images. 3D CT allows us to see bone and teeth in 3 dimensions and gives us a heads up prior to initiating treatment. A great example is a complicated root canal procedure where we are unsure the number and location of many of the tooth’s nerves. New high definition 3D scans can eliminate any guesswork and allow us to plan the entire procedure before you even show up for the treatment.
This technology also helps immensely in bone grafting, implant placement, sinus elevation, root canal therapy, and many more advanced procedures.