3D Dental X-Ray

How does 3D dental x-ray work?
The 3D ConeBeam Imaging system is basically a digital x-ray scanner mounted on a rotating arm. (Like a digital camera, it uses digital technology to record images instead of old-fashioned film.) It’s called “ConeBeam” because the scanner projects x-rays in a carefully controlled, cone-shaped beam.

You simply sit in a chair while the scanner moves in one complete circle around your head, gathering all the scan data needed. There’s no special preparation necessary.

Your specialists can then call up whatever views they need on a computer monitor: 2D, 3D, “panoramic” views of your entire mouth, even sequences like pages in a book. They can view your images from any angle and in different magnifications, to see the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues; to plan or evaluate your treatment.

And while 3D ConeBeam Imaging produces the same kind of high-quality images as a CT (CAT) scan, it does so with less radiation.

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How important of the 3D dental x-ray on implant treatment?

3-D viewing of the alveolar bone at implant sites from the 3-D x-ray could enable predictability of implant treatment regarding the precision of implant placement position from thorough preoperative diagnosis and treatment planning. Furthermore, preoperative virtual implant planning enables the clinician to place the implant with confidence as a result, the surgical time is reduced.
   The accuracy of implant placement could be advantageous for reducing complications and the amount of bone augmentation in case of limited bone volume for implant placement. Moreover, ensures the clinician for the possibility of a minimally invasive surgery such as flapless surgery resulting in less recovery time and post-operative morbidities of the patient.