Dental Implants Are Better with CBCT Technology
At The Dental Implant Center, we perform 99% of our dental implant procedures with the help of 3D CBCT dental imaging technology. We’re one of only a few dental offices in the area to use CBCT scanning in our office. This technology brings with it numerous benefits, including far better surgical outcomes. This page is to help you understand 3D CBCT imaging and how it is helpful in helping you to make an informed decision about your dental implant treatment.
What Is a CBCT?
CBCT stands for “Cone Beam Computed Tomography” scan. It is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental x-rays are not sufficient, or as a supplement to them. In addition to extremely detailed views of the underlying bone structures and nerves, CBCT scans also show images of the soft tissues including the gums, nerves, sinuses, etc., which help us in planning your treatment with far better predictability.
It generates an exact 3D image of your mouth and allows us to see details that even the best dental x-rays just can’t show. It also protects your health by minimizing the amount of radiation you’re exposed to by 70%. And – a CT scan is completely painless and only takes about 30 seconds.
What Can a 3D Scan Show That a 2D Image Can’t?
In many cases, relying solely on 2D images (dental x-rays) can increase the likelihood of complications, placement problems, and other cosmetic issues. Oftentimes, the implants are placed by one dentist while the prosthetic teeth (crown/bridge/denture) etc. are placed by another dentist. Misunderstandings and miscommunications can (and do!) arise when these professionals are conferring over the phone using merely a 2D image, showing less detail.
One of the benefits our patients tell us they love about having their implant treatment here is that everything is all done under one roof, instead of seeing two different doctors and driving to two different offices. (And that Dr. McFadden is even pickier about the details of their treatment than they are!)
With 30+ years of experience doing both the surgical AND prosthetic phase of treatment, Dr. McFadden has become a master at managing every phase of treatment. Many of our patients are dentists themselves, and we are proud of that. We think that says a lot about the quality of care our patients receive.
At The Dental Implant Center, our Prosthodontists work side-by-side in the same office and provide you with the most comprehensive, caring team available.
What are the Benefits of CBCT Technology?
First, your dental implant procedure will be less invasive because we will have a complete replicate of your mouth, which means it is far easier to place the implant, knowing every tiny detail of the anatomy we’re working in and around. This means a more rapid recovery and less downtime and discomfort.
There is also less risk. During implant procedures, we need to drill near blood vessels, nerves, and sinuses. We want to make sure we avoid these structures, and CBCT technology allows us to do that with great accuracy.
Your results will appear more natural. With CBCT technology, the implants can be placed with extreme precision, (allowing us to place them in the ideal position, height, angle, etc.), making them the next best thing to keeping your very own teeth.
You will spend less time under anesthesia. Because we know all the tiny details of the anatomical terrain that regular x-rays can’t show us, we can do these procedures with more predictably with confidence, saving time.
These benefits are just some of the reasons why CBCT technology is the new standard of care for dental implant treatments. Until now, we had to rely on the “free hand” method. This imaging technology allows us much more vision and control in navigating around the underlying anatomy, and therefore, more predictable outcomes.
Our Goal Is Your Peace of Mind and Comfort.
We are a results-oriented practice. We will take every endeavor humanly possible to provide you with the very best of care, every step of the way. We’d like to think there’s a reason we’ve had so many patients who’ve been with our practice for 20 years or more! Come see us and find out how dental implants can improve your quality of life.
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