Cone Beam CT Scanning
In a continuing effort to provide our patients the most convenient treatment options, Advanced DDS can now provide CT scanning with our newest technology the For our implant patients this means you no longer need to have CT images done elsewhere. Your treatment planning from start to finish is all done in our office including taking CT images, placing your implants (with sedation, if necessary), and finishing your final restoration. The result is your bright new smile and as important; proper dental function.
CT mapping is the first important step which allows for the proper placement of implants. Dr. Raskin assesses your bone density using three dimensional images in order to determine the exact placement for the implant, or if there is additional work needed for bone grafting. Historically dental imaging has been grainy making it difficult to read. Sometimes even images done with a more advanced type of x-ray providing panoramic images can be difficult to use. However, the CBCT makes taking an image of the patient easier for both doctor and patient. The Cone Beam system uses Adaptive Layer Control; a feature that solves the issue of poor clarity on overlapping images. That allows us to focus on specific areas more clearly.
The process is as easy as standing in place and listening to simple instructions. You’ll even have music playing during the scans. Before this machine, you would have been referred to a radiologist for these images. It could often take some time to get an appointment with the radiologist, the have a follow up appointment to review the images and the upcoming