Three-dimensional radiographic imaging is a scientific achievement with many advantages but also a means of more accurate and safer diagnosis.
Today, three-dimensional radiographic imaging in modern dental practice through Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) is a valuable diagnostic tool in any anatomical difficulties presented in an implant mainly or general dental treatment and not only (lower alveolar nerve – sinus etc). Proper and accurate treatment plan design protects the patient, while providing unique protocols regarding treatment and loading for dental implants.
Much more accurate imaging than that of a Dental CT it provides the ability to digitally place implants on a computer from radiographic data through special software for the most accurate design and safety of the patient.
Therefore, such a device could be described as a valuable diagnostic and communication tool since the treatment plan is now presented tangibly to the patient before execution. This ensures safety, comfort, very fast recovery, more accurate diagnosis and design. (immediate loading – same day teeth)
The low radiation dose, similar to that of a panoramic X-ray but also the very short irradiation time compared to that of a CT scanner, is a technological breakthrough for the dental patient as they do not burden him so much by providing imaging capabilities much more accurate than others. The scanner can only irradiate the area of the skull and in particular the jaws and sinuses, which makes it suitable only for dental use. The possibilities of its use can address every dental treatment from the general to specialized dentistry where the detailed imaging of the jaws is considered necessary.
Its use is aimed at patients for dental x-rays and also dentists who can use it for diagnostic purposes in a limited field and more accurate imaging in cases of endodontics for example, temporomandibular disorders, or for a simple panoramic X-ray, etc.
The use of three-dimensional Cone Beam Computer Tomography is not limited to implantology but in every field of dentistry, being today a valuable and necessary diagnostic tool.