CT Scan for Dental Implants
Traditionally, dentists relied on two-dimensional x-rays to determine implant placement. Today, 3D Computerised Tomography or CT Scans have become the state of the art in dental implant diagnosis and treatment planning.
CT scans of the jaws show the volume of bone, density of bone, presence of important anatomical structures such as nerves and sinuses in the proposed implant placement sites. This allows the dentist to accurately determine the best location, angulation, diameter and length of the implants to be placed. Surgical guides prepared with the aid of the CT Scan can allow quick, efficient placement of the implants during the actual surgical procedure, thereby increasing patient comfort. Three dimensional models fabricated from the CT scan also enable the dental laboratory to custom-fabricate appliances or restorations, both temporary and permanent, that can be fitted on to the implants right after the implants are placed.
At Pearl Dental Arts we are proud to offer our patients the latest in implant diagnosis and treatment planning by using CT scan results prior to implant placement. Our patients can have their Cone Beam Computerised Tomography scans (CBCT) done at our office and then have the scan files forwarded to our lab where the entire treatment plan can be virtually planned by 3D computer graphics. A surgical guide is already prepared from this virtual model using CAD-CAM technology to enable us to place implants in your mouth precisely and efficiently. Dr. Paghdiwala has been awarded a Mastership in Implant Dentistry by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He places dental implants surgically (including mini dental implants) as well as place the final restorations on the implants: either crowns and bridges on the implants or dentures supported by the implants. Please go to www.pearldentalarts/contact-us/ or call us at 215 504 4070 for a complimentary implant consultation.
For instructions pertaining to getting a CT Scan in preparation for dental implants, click here