Dental implants are the most sophisticated replacement option for missing teeth, but have historically proven to be time-consuming to place. 3-D cone beam scans at the dental implants dentist Novato significantly reduce the time it takes to implant teeth, and improved treatment planning accuracy also increases the success rate of implant procedures.
How We Use Cone Beam Technology (CBT)
Our state-of-the-art cone beam scanner generates highly accurate 3D images as well as 2D panoramic images with minimal radiation. Cone beam scans are an invaluable aid in planning dental implant treatment and also assist in the diagnosis and treatment of other facial abnormalities. The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that the bone structure, bone density, tissues and nerves can be viewed clearly.
The 3D images produced with cone beam technology at our St. Paul dental implants office provide us with valuable information about your teeth, your dental bone, and the relationship between your upper and lower jaw. These high-resolution images allow us to more accurately complete surgeries such as dental implants and extractions.
Here are some of the specific ways in which cone beam scans are used in dentistry:
- Measure the quality and density of the jawbone where the implant will be placed
- Pinpoint the most effective placement for implants, including the angle of best fit
- Precisely decide on the appropriate size and type of implants
- Diagnose tumors and disease in the early stages
- Plan the complete surgical procedure in advance, from start to finish
- View impacted teeth
If you would like a better idea of how cone beam technology can make your treatments easier and provide better outcomes, please call our office. We will be pleased to arrange a consultation with our dentist so he can answer all your questions