The new 3D imaging technology provides complete solution for performing specific diagnostic and surgical tasks during dental procedures. It offers guiding therapy and reducing any uncertainties. The technique provides a complete image investigation of the bony components, nerves, and tissue. It delivers high diagnostic quality imaging; thereby reducing the risk of injuring critical anatomical structures and to eliminate manual placement error. In addition to its accuracy, high resolution, and dose reduction, it has many uses in dentistry:
The 3D images, obtained by cone beam technology, accurately portray the patient’s anatomy. The bone volume and the quality can be evaluated. The anatomical landmarks and obstacles can be identified to tailor the needed treatment to your specific situation. Precise measurements can be taken from the surgical site for accurate placement of the implants, and the trained dentist can plan the procedure virtually using specialized 3D software before the actual surgery. The precise implant type, size, and location using this “nerve marking estimation tool” prevents complication during implant planning and placement.
One can get extraordinary details, like root curvature, length, and the number of canals present, without the need for high dose exposure for root canal treatment.
3D imaging can aid in visualizing the presence of cysts and lesions and identify the relationship of impacted teeth with the surrounding landmarks.
Cone Beam 3D imaging has also many uses in orthodontics, TMJ diagnosis and treatment.