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Here Are A Few Ways 3D CBVI Can Improve Your Patient Care:

IMPLANTS

  • Measure quality and density of bone.
  • See and avoid critical anatomy .
  • Plan and determine proper placement of implant(s) while determining the most appropriate implant type and angulations.
  • 1mm slices allows the Doctor to determine if cavitation is present before flap.
  • Determine whether bone grafting or sinus lifts may be necessary in areas where the amount of available bone is questionable.
  • ORAL SURGERY

    In addition to implant placement, a Cone-Beam scan is an invaluable diagnostic and treatment planning tool for the oral surgeon for:

  • Determine the precise three-dimensional position of a tooth within the alveolar bone and how this position relates to vital structures for extractions and impactions.
  • Plan and determine proper placement of implant(s) while determining the most appropriate implant type and angulations.
  • Trauma evaluation
  • Visualize hard and soft tissues on the computer in three dimensions for planning maxillofacial surgeries.
  • Generate life-size CAD-CAM stereolithic (STL) models for surgical planning.
  • ORTHO ASSESSMENT

  • View bite in relation to bone structure for treatment plan.
  • 3D evaluation of impacted tooth position and anatomy.
  • Orthognathic surgery treatment planning and growth assessments in true 1:1 imaging.
  • Planning for placement of dental implants for tooth restoration or orthodontic anchorage and for placement of temporary anchorage devices(TADs).
  • Assessment skeletal symmetry or asymmetry.
  • TMJ/TMD

  • Obtain a true 1:1 imaging of the condylar structures for more accurate assessments without superimposition and distortion.
  • 3D evaluation of impacted tooth position and anatomy.
  • Orthognathic surgery treatment planning and growth assessments in true 1:1 imaging.
  • PERIODONTISTS

  • Analyze periodontal bone defects on all sides of every tooth.
  • Assess the extent of furcation involvement.
  • Track the progression of advancing periodontal bone loss.
  • Treatment plan dental implants by evaluating bone parameters such as bone width, depth, and density.
  • Visualize vital structures such as the maxillary sinus, mental foramen and mandibular nerve prior to periodontal or implant surgeries..
  • ENDODONTISTS

  • Analyze periodontal bone defects on all sides of every tooth.
  • Assess the extent of furcation involvement.
  • Track the progression of advancing periodontal bone loss.
  • Treatment plan dental implants by evaluating bone parameters such as bone width, depth, and density.
  • Visualize vital structures such as the maxillary sinus, mental foramen and mandibular nerve prior to periodontal or implant surgeries..
  • 3D MOLAR/IMPACTIONS

  • Visualize an impacted tooth’s position in relation to surrounding vital structures and nearby teeth and their roots.
  • Better assess the risk of treatment or non-treatment based on more accurate 3-dimensional analysis.
  • PATHOLOGY

    CBVI scans provide a superior means of visualizing and studying pathological processes in the maxilla and mandible. This information is invaluable when planning any surgical efforts for biopsy or resection. The data can be used to:

  • Render three-dimensional images of hard tissue abnormalities.
  • Provide more accurate information related to size, extent, location, and the relation to and effect on nearby anatomical structures.
  • Monitor the progression of the pathology as well as the success of treatment with the use of multiple scans.
  • ORAL-MAXILLOFACIAL RADIOLOGIST

    DR. BRAD J. POTTER

    Research Interests:
    Digital Imaging in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
    Cone Beam Computed Tomography
    Honors & Awards:
  • Fellow, ADEA Leadership Institute.
  • Fellow, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists.
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists.

  • Cone-beam scans (CT images) present different challenges due to the increased size of the field of each study. To enhance your diagnostic accuracy, treatment planning, treatment and patient outcomes, 3D imaging of the CSRA offers radiological reports upon request by a board-certified Oral & Maxillofacial Dental Radiologist. Our OMF reviews each patient study to rule out pathology and any incidental findings, which could affect a patient’s outcome.

    Comprehensive assessments with images are provided in the radiology report for orientation and a detailed written report is delivered to address clinical concerns and pathologic findings.

    Our services include but are not limited to evaluation of:

  • Routine digital radiography of teeth and facial bones
  • The Temporomandibular joints
  • Impacted and Supernumerary teeth
  • Pathology of regions of concern
  • The Paranasal sinuses
  • Presurgical dental implant evaluations
  • CLINICIAN-REVIEWED IMPLANT PLANNING SERVICES

    Your patient’s treatment plans are reviewed by practicing implant specialists who measure bone quality and quantity, create virtual abutments, teeth, and sinus grafts. The referring physician is then able to create and edit the treatment plan. In addition to the plan, experience the benefits of using and types of surgical guides as well as how to order them.

     

  • You choose the software for your patient’s treatment: Simplant, Nobel, I-dent and other treatment planning software.
  • If you don’t have implant software, 3D Imaging CSRA will send your completed plan in a free viewer
  • Ask us about surgical guide and surgical kit options
  • CONE BEAM TECHNOLOGY

    Available in Europe in 1999 and introduced in the United States in 2001, Cone-Beam Volumetric Imaging (CBVI) is a relatively new imaging technology that generates a 3D volume of image data. Using a cone-shaped x-ray beam rather than the linear fan beam of conventional CT’s, a CBVI scanner makes just one revolution around the patient to capture these multiplanar views. Along with imaging software, the data may be reconstructed to render 3D views that can be manipulated to show different angles, varying depths, thicknesses, and be selective for certain tissues. The dose of radiation needed for a CBVI is much lower than for a conventional CT. In addition, volumetric imaging results in fewer artifacts from metallic restorations as well as being cost effective to the patient.