Dental x-ray machines are a vital part of any dental practice. Lions Dental Supply has a variety of dental x-ray units to choose from. Make things easy for your staff and patients with a portable dental x-ray unit, and make sure you get the sharpest image possible with digital dental x-ray equipment. And of course, every dental office needs a panoramic dental x-ray machine.
Whatever type of dental x-ray machine you need, Lions Dental Supply & Equipment is the place to go. Our x-ray machines are simple to operate, deliver crisp, clear images, and always operate with the lowest amount of radiation possible in order to minimize patient exposure.
We are proud not only of our quality Dental equipment, but our superior customer service. We have a top-notch technical service department that is only too happy to respond to routine maintenance calls and emergency calls, and we also provide quality hand piece repair.
So, whether you've been in practice for years and need an update on some equipment, or you want to go out on your own but you're not sure where to start, you can count on Lions Dental Supplly & Equipment to help you every step of the way!
Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Named for the cone formed by its divergent x-ray beams, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has become the focus of increasing interest since its 2001 introduction into the U.S. market.
The CBCT scanner rotates around the patient’s head, obtaining up to 600 distinct images. The data are collected and reconstructed by specialized scanning software, and the resulting 3D voxels of anatomic data (digital volume) can then be manipulated and visualized using specialized software.Initial interest in CBCT was as an adjunct to implant placement, after which periodontists began using the technology to produce more precise results from sinus lifts.
Endodontists followed suit, considering CBCT applications in repairing root fractures, finding hidden canals and facilitating apical surgery. In orthodontics, usefulness of the technology has been assessed for applications such as bone density identification, precise screw placement, and facilitation of impacted canine eruption. Because of its low radiation dose and ability to produce an accurate assessment of bone quality and quantity, as well as a broad understanding of associated anatomic relationships, CBCT has also gained importance in oral maxillofacial surgery diagnosis and treatment planning.
The commercially available CBCT systems in the U.S. differ with regard to their rotation time, number of projections acquired, image quality, and time required for reconstruction.