In the past, dental disease and lesions involving the jaw were either evaluated by plain radiography or tomography. The advent of spiral computed tomography (CT) and Dentascan is changing the imaging trend. It is now not only used for pre-implant assessment but also in the diagnosis of lesions affecting the jaw.
A Dentascan is a special CT scan taken of your facial bones and jaw. The main use of the exam is to determine your ability to have certain types of dental implants or other procedures. Also, dentascans are used to determine the effects of osteoporosis on your teeth and jaw bones.