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Hayes Dental introduces the latest generation technology in dentistry

Hayes Dental introduces the latest generation technology in dentistry

The 3D Dental Cone Beam CT Scanner and our I-Tero Scanner

3D Dental Cone Beam CT Scans

We have invested in a 3D dental cone beam CT scanner and now are one of the only practices in the region to have this technology ensuring we are at the forefront of dentistryThis equipment produces 350 megabytes of 3D images for the precise placement of implants and better evaluation of gum disease, root canals and any potential issues in the mouth and jaws.

What is a CT or CAT scan?

A CT scan is a Computerised Tomography scan. It is also sometimes referred to as a CAT scan, which stands for Computerised Axial Tomography. It’s a type of X-ray that takes detailed pictures of parts of the body. Using a scanner, it sends out numerous X-ray beams from different angles at the same time to capture the images. It looks a little like a doughnut, but unlike an MRI scanner, you do not have to lie within a tunnel.

A CT scanner works by passing X-ray beams through the body. The strengths of the beams are measured and determine the density of bone or tissue. A computer uses the information to process the results and display them as a two-dimensional picture.

CT Scans produce virtual images that show the inside of a body without unnecessary examinations, but it is used for a variety of reasons including the detection of cancers, inspecting internal injuries and diagnosing spinal problems. CT imaging is considered one of the best and fastest tools for examining the body because it can provide cross-sectional views of the body and highly detailed images.

What are 3D dental cone beam CT scans?

A 3D dental cone beam Computerised Tomography scan – or CBCT scan – is similar to an X-ray. An X-ray produces a 2D image of bone, whilst a CBCT scan provides a detailed three dimensional image of bone.

3D dental CBCT scans enable dentists to accurately plan treatment. The dentist is able to examine images produced by the CT scanner from any direction.

3D dental CBCT scans are essential for the accurate placement of dental implants. CBCT scans measure the depth, width and density of the jaw bone, and more importantly the depth of bone in the proximity of nerve canals and sinus cavities in a 3D view to an accuracy of 0.1 mm.

Using a 3D dental CBCT scanner for the placement of implants reduces risk and saves time due to fewer visits. Replacing teeth with dental implant treatment has traditionally been associated with long periods of recuperation and high costs, but with our state-of-the-art equipment the time and the cost can be dramatically reduced.

We  have the latest technology, including 3D dental CBCT scanners for the precision implant placement.

The advantages of a 3D dental CBCT scan

  • Implant placement is done with optimum accuracy with the advantage of the 3D images produced by a CBCT scanner, which measures bone depth, width and density; as well as accurately define the location of anatomical structures such as nerve canals, the inferior alveolar nerve and sinuses.
  • Precise pre-operative planning, so an accurate diagnosis can be made, eliminating any guesswork.
  • Help ascertain what type of implant to use and determine where to place it.
  • Help determine whether bone restoration or a sinus lift is required
  • With implant placement, a 3D dental CBCT scan eliminates the risk of drilling too deep or not at the precise angle.
  • Working from a 2D X-ray alone increases the likelihood that certain issues are not seen soon enough, increasing the possibility of treatment plan changes.

Is a 3D dental CBCT scan necessary for dental implant treatment?

A panoramic x-ray can’t measure bone depth with the same degree of accuracy as a 3D dental CBCT scan, nor can it measure bone thickness or density. A 3D dental CBCT scan eliminates any guesswork, thereby reducing the risk to the patient.

A 3D dental CBCT scan is the most effective diagnostic procedure to establish the patient’s suitability for dental implants, as it provides very accurate 3D images. The image helps determine the exact bone depth, width, density and condition, along with the precise position of your nerve canal and sinus cavity.

Receiving a 3D dental CBCT scan ensures highly accurate pre-planning resulting in minimised risk, lower costs and a lower number of visits.

Are CT scans safe?

CT scans are non-invasive, completely painless and require no recovery time afterward.

As out CT scanner is one of the UK’s most advanced the radiation does is very small equivalent to a trans-Atlantic flight.

How much does a Dental CT scan cost?

A CT scan cost £100

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