Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Cone-beam Computed Tomography ( aka – CB Scan, CBCT Scan) is the state of the art and should be preferred to medical CT Scans and multi-slice dental CT scans.

  • It provides better resolution than medical CT Scans.
  • The patients are exposed to less radiation.
  • With proper planning software you can determine ridge width, ridge shape, ridge height, bone density, location of anatomical structures ( nerve, sinus, etc.).   
  • The information from the scan can be used to make a computer generated surgical guide (i.e.-“Computer Guided Implant Surgery)
  • With the Invivo 5.1 Planning software patients can clearly  see and understand the surgical treatment plan!
  • Having an on-site CBCT device significantly improves one’s creativity in making radiographic templates and surgical guides. It upgrades your diagnostic capability. “If you have it, it will be used!”

You can click on the images below to enlarge them.

       

 

Our Scan Unit

The Gendex CB 500!

Barium Scan Guide / Computer-generated Surgical Guide

Guide Sleeves for the Surgical Guide

The Surgical Plan/Implants above the IA Nerve

The Surgical Execution

Invivo 5.1 Planning Software

Implant into a successful Sinus Lift

Thick Sinus Membrane/ENT consultation?


 

Even the patient can see that a sinus lift is needed here!

Narrow Ridge; requires an Augmentation

 

Implant superimposed over #6, which is to be extracted, anticipating significant loss of ridge height and the need for ridge augmentation.