CBCT Scanner—Edison, NJ
Next Level Dental Implant Care
Modern dental technology has made it easier than ever for patients to get dental implants, and one instrument in particular has made a massive difference—the CBCT scanner. At Edison Prosthodontics, we use it for every implant treatment plan, as it allows Dr. Shah to gather as much information about a person’s mouth as possible, ensuring a smooth, comfortable, and successful process for the patient. To learn more about our CBCT scanner and how it will benefit your smile, read on below.
Why Choose Edison Prosthodontics?
- In-house CBCT Scanner
- Guided Implant Surgery
- World-class Prosthodontic Training
What is a CBCT Scanner?
A CBCT scanner is a standalone device that allows our team to create a 3D model of a patient’s mouth and jaws. Instead of just taking one X-ray image, the scanner rotates around a patient’s head and captures several from different angles. These are then assembled by highly sophisticated software into a single 3D image that shows much, much more detail compared to a traditional X-ray. With it, Dr. Shah can plan a patient’s implant treatment down to the finest detail.
The Benefits of Using a CBCT Scanner for Dental Implants
It’s quickly becoming standard for prosthodontists to use a CBCT scanner when providing dental implants, and that’s because they offer so many advantages compared to regular X-rays:
See the teeth and bone in 3D
Traditional X-rays are great for looking at teeth and bone in 2D only. For proper implant planning you need to see bone in 3D. This isn’t possible without a CBCT scanner. A 3D image form CBCT scanner enables Dr. Shah to find the perfect locations for a patient’s new teeth so they fit seamlessly with the remaining ones while ensuring the proper alignment of the bite.
Peace of Mind
As you can imagine, the idea of getting dental implants and undergoing oral surgery causes many patients to become nervous. With the model created by the CBCT scanner, Dr. Shah is able to clearly explain how the required procedures work and answer any questions someone might have. Because of the scan, his answers will be based on a patient’s specific situation, helping them know what to expect throughout the process to make things less stressful.
CT-Guided Implant Surgery:
Using 3D image from CBCT Dr. Shah can plan the implant surgery using the computer. This enables the doctor to develop a design guide to place implants with precision.
Compared to panoramic X-rays, which are used in many practices instead of a CBCT scanner, our scanner exposes a patient to approximately 85% less radiation, making it safer for both them as well as our team.
Want to know more about our CBCT scanner and how Dr. Shah will use it to design your new smile? For questions, or to schedule a dental implant consultation, you can contact Edison Prosthodontics by clicking the button below.