The cone beam CT zones in on a specific spot, allowing dentists to examine an area that is as small as a single tooth's root. The 3D capabilities mean that the dentist can view what's going on in the patient's mouth from different angles for better diagnosis and a complete evaluation.
The benefits of cone beam CT scans make it a terrific option for implant dentistry as it ensures safe and predictable treatments. Some benefits of cone beam CT scans for dental implants include:
- CBCT scans make it easy for the dentist to measure and localize the available jawbone. This makes it possible to do a virtual implant placement with accuracy and precision.
- Dentists can use the CBCT and an optical scan to create a complete virtual model of the patient's soft tissues, bones and teeth. This helps the dentist design the proper bite, reducing the risk of misaligned implants.
- The dentist uses the CBCT scan to map out where the sensory nerves are to select the right implant length. This helps reduce the risk of nerve damage.
- CBCT provides the dentist with an accurate picture of the location of the maxillary sinus. Therefore, the surgeon can select the right implant length to prevent implant penetration into the sinus.
- The cone beam CT scan allows the dentist to select the right size of the implant for optimal stability and integration. This ensures the implant can meet the patients' needs and serve the person for a long time.