The human beeing is three-dimensional, unfortunately the regular x-ray imaging is only two-dimensional. In some situations a three dimensional imaging would be more accurate in treatment planning. Because of the fact that in some regions important structures of the human body lay very close to another a 3D image in a high solution can detect certain diseases or allow more precise treatment planning.
Usually you would use a CT (computer tomography), but in dentistry the solution of these images is not sufficient. Also the scanned area (field of view) is far too big, also the radiation exposure is.
In dentistry the so called CBCT (Cone Beam Tomography) is the better option. With a much higher solution and much less radiation exposure, the treatment planning and decision making is more precisely and save.
In our office we are using a high end CBCT of the latest generation to provide you with excellent treatment planning and very low radiation exposure.
CBCT can be helpful for:
- precise planning before implantations
- microscopic root end surgery
- extraction of wisdom teeth located close to the nerves
- diagnostics in cases of non-odontogenic pain
- complex root canal treatments f.e. fractured instruments
Digital imaging means low radiation doses
21th century x-rays should be digital, because these require muss less radiation to create a accurate, crisp image with several digital options of picture editing.
The advantages of digital imaging are:
- up to 90% less radiation dose
- instant access to the image
- a maximum of magnification and picture editing options
- convenience in sharing with referring dentists
- no environment harming chemicals are used