3D Cone Beam Imaging: A Revolution in Scanning and Diagnostics
In our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible care, we have recently added the state-of-the-art Carestream 9300 3D Cone Beam CT scanner and imaging system to our practice. This will help revolutionize patient imaging and allow us to complete the full diagnostic imaging and exam process in-house.
This versatile system delivers a full range of dental imaging requirements. It delivers superior 2D panoramic radiographs, which are the foundation of most cases. It also offers advanced 3D imaging capability to identify available bone in implant procedures. Finally, it can be used to aid in diagnosing otherwise undetectable problems, like pathology and cracked teeth.
Advanced Implant Placement
The success or failure of a dental implant is based on a number of factors. The most crucial facet of a successful implant is identifying the proper placement. Misplacing an implant generally happens because of an inadequate diagnosis of the available bone. In order to precisely diagnose available bone dimensions and bone mass, conventional radiology just isn’t enough.
Our system provides Dr. Berzin with fast, accurate, 3D imaging capabilities and high-resolution images of the head, bone and teeth with unprecedented detail. All of this allows for impeccable accuracy during complex treatment planning. Eliminating any unexpected complications during the surgical visit is a priority for implant success. This increases precision and reduces surgery time, resulting in faster healing and improving success for our patients.
Improved Patient Safety
Cone Beam CT technology significantly reduces our patients’ exposure to radiation. As this is a digital system, the amount of radiation is approximately 94% less for any of the images we need to obtain, compared to conventional CT systems. As an added benefit, scan time is reduced and Dr. Berzin has the ability to focus on the exact area that requires the scan, which means less x-rays in the future.
The system’s open design makes the process more comfortable and minimizes any feelings of claustrophobia. Patients can elect to stand or be seated during the imaging process.
Dental Implants in Just One Day
The advanced diagnostic and treatment planning capabilities of the Carestream 9300 Cone Beam CT technology will help Dr. Berzin to offer same-day implants for cases that may have required multiple appointments. The pre-operative, pre-planning capability eliminates any guesswork for even the most complex implant cases. Our patients will be delighted to learn that they can have functional, permanent teeth—all in just one day. That is something to smile about.
Call our office at 416-699-5577 to schedule a consultation.