Computer Aided Dental Implant Placement/In-house CT Scanner
Computer aided dental implant placement is the revolutionary way to make the placement of dental implants much easier
The in-house CT scanner can immediately produce three-dimensional images of a patient’s anatomy, usually in just under a minute’s time. Computer aided dental implant placement allows dental surgeons to precisely place the dental implants where they need to go in a patient’s critical anatomy, producing a significantly higher level of accuracy (compared to the placement of dental implants without the aid of a CT scanner).
The placement of dental implants can usually be tricky, as the dental surgeon may not have an exact idea on where to place the implants in the position they need to be with regards to the patient’s jaw bone. Computer aided dental implant placement allows the dental surgeon to see where exactly the dental implants need to be placed, and will also give the dental surgeon an idea about the patient’s jaw bone density.
I-CAT Cone Beam CT Scanner
Cone Beam CT scanning is different from conventional CT scanning because it emits a “cone beam” of radiation; this cone beam of radiation effectively captures a complete image as it goes around the patient in a single rotation. The images produced are high-resolution 3D images of the patient’s jaw and teeth, which greatly help in the precise placement of dental implants.
Radiation doses are greatly reduced by the cone beam technique
The I-CAT Cone Beam CT scanner is used while the patient is sitting down, producing more precise images that can be compromised when the patient is lying down; this is because the soft tissues in a person’s mouth have the tendency to collapse when he or she is lying down, which is a necessity with conventional CT scanners.