Dental implants have come a long way since their inception in the 1960s. From traditional x-rays to advanced technology, the world of dental implants continues to evolve and improve. Today, dental implant planning and placement have become more accurate and efficient with the use of CBCT imaging.
Our goal with our dental team is to stay on the cutting edge of dental technology so in 2023 we have invested in Cone-Beam Imaging and will now offer implant placement in house for our patients.
CBCT, or Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, is a state-of-the-art imaging technology that provides a detailed three-dimensional (3D) view of the jaws, teeth, and surrounding structures. It provides crucial information that helps dentists and oral surgeons plan and place dental implants with greater precision and confidence.
The Benefits of CBCT Imaging for Dental Implants
Improved accuracy: With CBCT imaging, dentists and oral surgeons can see the exact location and anatomy of nerves, sinuses, and other critical structures. This information allows for a more accurate placement of dental implants, reducing the risk of complications and ensuring a successful outcome.
Better treatment planning: CBCT imaging allows for a comprehensive evaluation of the jawbone and surrounding structures, which is crucial for effective treatment planning. Dentists and oral surgeons can use the 3D images to determine the optimal placement and orientation of dental implants, ensuring a better fit and function.
Reduced surgical time: By providing detailed 3D images, CBCT imaging eliminates the need for multiple x-rays and physical impressions. This not only saves time but also reduces patient discomfort. Additionally, the information gathered from CBCT imaging allows for a faster, more efficient surgical procedure.
Better patient outcomes: With the improved accuracy and better treatment planning provided by CBCT imaging, patients can expect a more predictable and successful outcome. Dental implants can replace missing teeth and restore a patient's smile, leading to improved oral health, function, and self-esteem.
In conclusion, CBCT imaging is a game-changer in the world of dental implants. It offers improved accuracy, better treatment planning, reduced surgical time, and better patient outcomes. At our dental implant practice, we utilize state-of-the-art technology to provide our patients with the best possible dental care. Contact us today to learn more about how CBCT imaging can benefit you and your smile.