STATE OF THE ART TOOTH REPLACEMENT
Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option that modern dentistry has to offer. They’re also successful in over 95 percent of cases. One of the keys behind their outstanding success rate is the technology we use in planning for this complex, lifechanging procedure. Let’s take a moment to talk about how our advanced dental cone beam scanner, as well as other technology, can play a role in bringing back your lost teeth.
WHAT IS A CONE BEAM SCANNER?
A dental cone beam scanner, sometimes called a CBCT scanner, is basically a super-powered X-ray machine. However, while a regular X-ray captures basic, 2D images, the cone beam creates extremely detailed, three-dimensional representations of your teeth and jaw. It is called a “cone beam” scanner because it uses cone-shaped radiation waves to produce images.
We can use our cone beam scanner for a number of different purposes, but it is particularly useful when we are planning to replace our patients’ lost pearly whites with dental implants. The images from the scanner give us deep insight into your orofacial structures and your oral health. Thus, it enables us to plan for your implant procedure in a way that minimizes the risk of complications.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A CONE BEAM SCANNER?
Our CBCT scanner offers lots of advantages, including:
- The scanning process is noninvasive and completely painless. There is absolutely no reason for you to be nervous about it.
- It captures images of both hard and soft tissues, providing us with comprehensive information about the state of your teeth, gums, and surrounding structures.
- The X-ray beam is very focused, leading to reduced scatter radiation and higher-quality images.
- You’ll need to stay very still during your scan — but you won’t have to pretend to be a statue for long! A full-mouth scan only takes 20 – 40 seconds to complete.
OTHER DENTAL IMPLANT TECHNOLOGY
The CBCT scanner is a huge part of how your dentist in RiNo provides high-quality dental implant services, but it isn’t the only tool that helps us ensure that your journey to a renewed smile is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Some other neat examples of technology that we might use include:
- Sedation to help you remain relaxed during your placement surgery
- Digital impressions to help us create dental implant restorations that are a perfect complement for your bite
- Intraoral cameras to give both us and you a firsthand look at your mouth’s inner workings
Would you like to learn more about how we use our technology and expertise to rebuild smiles with dental implants? Contact the team at RiNo Dental today.