How Do 3D X-Rays Work For Implants?
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We fortunately live in an age where advancements in the medical field afford us benefits our predecessors never had access to, nor could they even conceive the thought of.
Two decades ago, even doctors and dentists would have been astonished at how far technology has come, which is why many are appreciative and are eager to use the modern equipment and tools now at their disposal. This, of course, includes using 3D ConeBeam X-Rays.
The Power of 3D Technology for our Oral Health
Although X-rays have been used in hospitals and dental offices for years, the 3D versions far outweigh the advantages of their conventional counterparts. Getting clear, unobstructed views of what is going on in a patient’s body is crucial, particularly during difficult diagnoses, and this is exactly what 3D technology provides.
While the primary purpose of all X-rays is to see below the surface of bone and teeth, 3D versions, like the popular ConeBeam Imaging used in thousands of dental offices across the country, create exceptional renderings of the whole skull and teeth.
Instant Views for Implant Placement
These scans can be completed and conveniently uploaded to a computer for viewing, all within an average of a few minutes seconds. Whereas with standard X-rays the development process takes much longer, the merger of digital imaging and 3D scanning equipment eliminates this altogether.
Needless to say, the vast majority of patients and their doctors have responded very favorably to this newfound technology. For individuals who require implants, there is no longer a need to wait days for scan results to come back.
In addition, the use of 3D X-rays enables us to plan implant placement in a virtual environment and then create templates and guides that allow us to deliver and install the implants with minimal surgery, greater accuracy and minimize danger to vital structures such as nerves and blood vessels. We can today preform a complex surgery that once took 4-6hours in as little as 1.5 hours with exceedingly better results.
If you’re interested in how 3D X-Rays work, or how they’re used in conjunction with implants to keep your mouth happy and healthy, contact Thornhill Smile Centre today!