DENTAL CT SCAN
DENTAL TOMOGRAPHY CB-CT
Dental CT scan (Dental Tomography CB-CT) captures the mandible and maxilla structures into a single x-ray fascicle. The image is recreated with no distortions, enlargements, reductions or overlaps, thus allowing for an exact assessment of the ratio between tissues. The radiation level is 400 times lower than with traditional axial scanning. Voxels are volume information units whose size determine the clarity of the image. The voxel value of our CT scans, taken with Pax Duo 3D Plus is 0.8 mm, which is the equivalent of ultra full HD. The resolution is 4 times higher than any machine used today in Romania!
FOV FROM 5/5 CM to 12,5 CM-DESIGNED TO SHOW YOU EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO SEE
FOV (Field Of View) is the overall anatomic volume captured by the scan. Pax Duo 3D Plusautomatically selects a FOV, depending on the area of interest. This dental CT scanner is especially designed for additonal needs of details required in implantology. The dentist specialized in endodontics may request a FOV of 5/5, where the orthodontist may need a FOV 3 times higher. The advantage is that we can adjust the size of the image and also the radiation area. Our machine is optimized on the area of interest of dentistry, its huge sensor can capture the entire anatomy in one image, with minimum exposure time and radiation level. The software inside the EZ3D PROFESSIONAL PLUS is the mechanism that generates 3D images. It provides complex assessments of distances, areas and volumes. It can also determine the bone density and can simulate the insertion of implants. No matter the area of interest, the CT scanner will deliver all details, on the dental scan, with maximum accuracy.
CT SCANNING IN IMPLANTOLOGY
In our practice, at LLL Dental, in the standard implantology protocol we include a CT scan. 3D imaging allows the implantologist, prior to the insertion of the implants, to determine the shape, size of the alveolar ridge, available bone, and its density. According to these parameters, the dentist chooses the dental implants (the size), their shape ((conical, cylindrical, etc.), the helix size and range etc. The correct choice, based on the quantity and quality of available bone on the maxilla, is perhaps even more important than the brand.
CT scans are useful in:
- 3D viewing of the teeth anatomy and an accurate image of the number and trajectory of radicular canals
- detecting potential lesions and fractures at the root level
- assessing the resorption processes at the root of the teeth
- planning and evaluating the pre-surgical treatment, based on accurate information
DENTAL CT SCAN IN DENTAL SURGERY
Cone beam CT scanner is an essential instrument in determining the diagnosis, establishing the plan and carrying out the treatment in surgery. Dental CT scanning bears several advantages with respect to dental surgery. Some of them are:
- 3D determination of the position of the teeth inside the sockets and their relationship with adjacent structures
- 3D image of the soft and hard tissues, which eases the planning on maxillofacial surgery
- Identification and assessment of included teeth semi-included, as well as potential pathological structures
- Evaluation of reduction processes at root level
- Bone density determination
- Temporomandibular joint assessment
- Monitoring of the post-surgery healing process