Cone Beam CT Technology
The Centre for Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry at Lane Ends Dental Practice now offers a remarkable new technology that creates virtually limitless views of the face, neck and teeth, for more complete treatment planning. In addition to digital radiographic equipment, we have made another significant investment in you, our patients and are proud that we are one of the first U.K. dental practices to offer our own in-house state-of-the-art dental cone beam computerised tomography (CT) scanner 3D imaging.
This 3D Cone Beam Imaging is fast, simple and completely painless – with a single 7-second scan; we can quickly see computer-generated views of the bones of the face, the teeth, and other details from any angle, in 3D and in colour!
Cone beam imaging has become our standard of care for dental implant treatment planning, it’s important for Dr. Tehranian to have accurate and complete information to plan your treatment. 3D CBCT Imaging provides that information, with a host of advantages for you and your implant dentist; Dr. Tehranian. Research has demonstrated the benefits of CBCT over routine dental radiographs in diagnosis of maxillofacial pathosis, bone loss, root resorption, alveolar fractures, implant placement, and more.
Compared to regular X-rays, CBCT scans can better differentiate between many types of tissue. This includes bone, teeth, sinuses and the nerve canal, and limited soft tissue. This increases the likelihood your dentist will correctly identify pathology. And also because fewer images are needed for diagnosis – often just a single scan will provide accurate diagnostic information – patients are properly diagnosed, triaged, and treated the first time. This reduces treatment ambiguity.
Clinical applications of 3D Cone Beam CT Scanning:
Safe Implant planning
Extractions — helps determine location of nerves, sinus, and roots
ENT specialists — sinus and airway studies
Jaw symmetry, configuration of roots, impacted teeth
Maxillofacial — assessment of fractures, jaw pathology
sinus augmentation, advanced grafting procedures, periodontal defects
TMJ/TMD — detection of bony defects, asymmetry
successful root canal treatment, configuration of root canals
Benefits of CBCT imaging
No superimposition and minimal distortion.
The scan is fast and comfortable to the patient
Imaging exposes patients to less radiation than traditional CT scans
Treatment planning in 3-D software
Lower cost for patient when compared to traditional CT
Allows the dentist to visualize internal anatomy that can not be diagnosed externally
Enhanced communication with patients and specialists
One scan produces a volume of images that can be viewed and manipulated
Reduction in metal artefacts.(metal fillings/crowns don’t affect the image quality