Dental Cone Beam Imaging

The latest dental cone beam 3D imaging technology to place dental implants for patients in Columbus, Ohio.

Recently dental cone beam imaging, a type of CT scanning, was introduced to dentistry. Computer Tomography (CT) is an imaging method that uses computerized technology to convert 2 dimensional images into a 3 dimensional (3D) picture. These pictures can provide renderings of both soft and hard tissues in the body, which can then be examined in detail using computer software. Dental cone beam imaging provides the doctor more accurate information and 10 times less radiation to the patient than traditional machines. For patients who want to replace missing teeth, the doctor can examine, diagnose and plan dental implant treatment with a level of precision not possible in the past. This more exact approach using dental cone beam imaging means fewer complications, less invasive therapy and quicker healing times for the patient.

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Specifically, the 3D representation of the jaw seen on the CT scan enables the dental implant treatment team (the restorative dentist, periodontal surgeon and dental lab technician) to see the patient anatomy available for dental implants. The treatment team is able to work with an exact replica of the patient’s jawbone and gum tissue when choosing the size, location and angulation of the implant. Any procedures required to prepare the site for implants can be performed “virtually” on the computer using the dental cone beam tomography. This software is accurate within a tenth of a millimeter and shows the implant in its ideal position. Precise dental implant placement is critical in order to provide the patient the most aesthetic and functional form of tooth replacement.

Ct-Right-Skull-Linley Dental Cone Beam ImagingIn some cases, a surgical guide based on the cone beam imaging result is fabricated by the dental lab prior to treatment. This customized guide allows the surgeon to perform the procedure without any incisions at all. Less invasive treatment means more comfort for the patient and quicker healing times.

The Academy of Osseointegration now considers dental cone beam technology “the standard of care” for dental implant procedures. In fact, The American Board of Periodontology and the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons advise the use of exact imaging and surgical guides for dental implant placement.

Unfortunately, due to the great expense and training required to provide this service to patients, very few offices in central Ohio currently utilize CT scanning technology in their offices. When an individual loses a tooth, there are important decisions to be made. Dr. Stoner is a  board Certified Periodontist specializing in placing dental implants and treating periodontal disease.

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