A Cone beam CT scan 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.
A Cone beam CT scan is different from the 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.
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 can be measured which allows accurate positioning of implants. The ability to accurately measure dimensions is of paramount importance with more complex implant cases.
Software 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 as not leaving anything to chance. An extensive library of implant templates affords best possible selection of the suitable implant type, size, location, and angulations prior to surgery.
Here are some of the before and afters of our real patients who have had dental implant treatment.