Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Applications in Dentistry

Akarslan Z., Arpay N., Tetik H.

in: Medical Imaging Methods Theory and Applications, Ashutosh Kumar Shukla, Editor, CRC press taylor & francis group , Florida, pp.91-103, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: CRC press taylor & francis group
  • City: Florida
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-103
  • Editors: Ashutosh Kumar Shukla, Editor
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is among the most important developments in dental radiology. CBCT provides three-dimensional imaging with a lower radiation dose, compared to computed tomography (CT). An understanding of the principles of the system and its benefits over CT will help the users to achieve optimal three-dimensional images in dentistry according to the as low as diagnostically acceptable (ALADA) principle. Radiographic CBCT examination has many indications in all areas of dentistry. It is mainly used in oral and maxillofacial surgery, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics, and pedodontics. It is especially used for implant planning, assessment of the location of cysts and tumours in the jaw bones and their relation with important anatomical structures, osteonecrosis, osteomyelitis, assessment of the location of impacted teeth, temporomandibular joint pathologies, trauma cases, tooth resorption, pulp canal characteristics, and root morphology of teeth. This chapter aims to give an overview of CBCT applications in dental practice in the light of the literature