Every medical professional, regardless of their field of medicine, wants to utilize the best possible tools for their patients. Prior to doing any dental work such as implants or root canals, it is important for the doctor to know exactly what they are dealing with. In the past, a Panorex image was used because that was state-of-the-art. But today, the iCAT 3D digital imaging process is becoming the standard for all dentists and doctors.
Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine is proud to announce the availability of a fully-capable 3D imaging machine for all of your CT scan needs before and after surgery. Instead of relying on old technology or sending your patients hours away for a precise scan, you can utilize the iCAT 3D scan at Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine and have your results faster.
Why 3D Imaging Over Panorex?
Panorex was the standard for many years, but 3D imaging offers a much more comprehensive look at the situation the doctor faces. A Panorex does not show nerve position, the condition of the sinuses, issues with joints, bone and tissue decay, blocked or troubled airways, and bone density.
With 3D imaging, you get all of this information and more. You can get a very comprehensive picture of what your patient is dealing with, and that helps you to make a more accurate treatment plan. In a time where doctors face legal challenges for just about everything they do, having a 3D scan will help to eliminate the mistakes that can result in potential legal liabilities.
What Can Be Done With 3D Imaging?
There are many applications for the iCAT 3D imaging machine, but some of the primary applications include:
- Properly diagnosing and treating TMJ
- Precise planning of implant construction and installation
- Planning for sinus lifts
- More accurate root canal surgery preparations
- Creating more comfortable crowns
- Sleep Apnea airway
Having a precise and comprehensive radiology report to prepare for surgery. Keep in mind that none of these critical treatment tasks are possible with the use of a Panorex image. It is only with a 3D imaging machine that you can get this critical assistance in preparing for surgery.
Excellent Resource For Implants and TMJ
Dentists and doctors can benefit significantly from the use of a 3D imaging machine, but there are several other benefits for dental implants and TMJ. Our Irvine dentists can utilize the 3D imaging machine for:
- Frontal or lateral cephalometric
- X-rays that show real bone growth
- Cervical vertebra x-rays that indicate bone growth or deterioration
- Comprehensive jaw CT scans
- TMJ treatment planning
- A detailed look at impactions prior to treatment
We can also do Panorex 2D x-rays for our orthodontist clients if those types of images are still needed. We offer the full service you would get from any other scanning facility, and that includes comprehensive radiology and scan reports that are available for an additional fee.
The iCAT 3D imaging machine can let doctors know if patients have stopped growing to get a much more accurate understanding of the dental issues the patient faces. Patients who have not stopped growing are not candidates for dental implants. With this advanced technology, a doctor can see whether or not growth has stopped and make a much more accurate diagnosis.
Instead of wasting precious time sending your patients to a hospital for a CT scan, you can send them to the Orange County dental office of Sedation and Implant Dentistry Irvine to get scanned with the iCAT 3D imaging machine. With these types of comprehensive images, you can make better decisions on your diagnosis and treatment.