What is Cone Beam CT Scanning?
Cone beam CT provides high resolution, volumetric images that provide complete three-dimensional views of critical anatomy for more thorough analysis of bone structure and tooth orientation. Cone beam CT delivers accurate scans with images comparable to medical CTs with a much lower radiation dose, in-chair patient positioning (as opposed to a tunnel) and quicker scan times.
Cone beam CT is different from typical dental X-rays that focus on a small area to produce flat, 2-D pictures. 3-D cone beam images provide more complete, accurate, and visual images to study your case, with greater accuracy and less radiation than ordinary medical CT machines. 3-D cone beam images can be duplicated and are always stored in case they are needed in the future.
Dental Implants: 3D CT scans allow the implant surgeon and to optimally plan and place dental implants. Their uses and benefits are present throughout the continuum of care from diagnosis to treatment to post-op examinations.
Place & Restore with Accuracy & Confidence
From analysis, through planning and placement, to complete restoration, the cone beam ct scan allows the implant surgeon, surgical predictability with treatment planning in full 3D with restorative outcomes in mind. The cone beam ct scan's high resolution, volumetric images provide complete 3D views for more thorough analysis of bone structure and tooth orientation.
Exact dimensions are able to be measured which allows accurate positioning of implants. The ability to accurately measure dimensions is of paramount importance with more complex implant cases.
Soft ware that we use at the Chipping Norton Dental Implant Centre allows the implant surgeon to place implants on the scan prior to the implant surgery allowing detailed planning of an entire course of treatment from surgical placement of the implant and abutment, all the way to final restoration , so not leaving anything to chance. An extensive library of implant templates affords best possible selection of suitable implant type, size, location, and angulations prior to surgery.