Cone beam computed tomography also known as CBCT is used for imaging the oral and maxillofacial surgery areas. It is a three-dimensional imaging of the hard tissue structures. It offers advantages over conventional or multi detector computer tomography used in medicine. It has a higher resolution, shorter scan time, lower radiation dose and lower cost.
It uses a single rotation around the patients head. The rotation is of 160 – 360 degrees. The beam is in the form of a cone directed towards the patient to acquire the three dimensional image. It provides high quality imaging of the hard tissues. This information is of utmost importance for dental implant placements & planning, zygomatic implants for prosthesis in oral cancers to visualise abnormal teeth, dental trauma , root canals for carious teeth, for cleft palate , fractures to assess TMJ joints , to see mandibular nerve proximity to wisdom tooth and to evaluate jaws and face, cysts and tumours.
3D Imaging for Bone Structure; CBCT Carestream 9300
In house CBCT is of advantageous as the patient may not have to go to specified CBCT centres. Quick assessment of the dental defect can be done by getting 2D or 3 D imaging with an in house CBCT. In case of full mouth cases, CBCT plays an important role as one can plan implant placements and further dental procedure can be carried out. An in house CBCT is advantageous as it reduces multiple dental visits, saving time and accomplishing one day treatment.
In this ongoing pandemic of Covid 19 in house CBCT is of utmost importance as the patients do not have to travel to other CBCT Centres. In addition are the sterilization protocols and social distancing rules followed at other center’s or not is unknown. This to avoid this risk in house CBCT is highly recommended in dental clinics.
We can even deliver dental crown results on the same day as desired by the patient!
CS 9300 was introduced at Royal Implant in 2017 and has been ideal for dental and maxillofacial cases due to its highest FOV value. The airway analysis and CBCT scan helps to get the 3D printing file for fabrication. It features dual modality panoramic and 3D imaging with exceptional detail and range, which helps perfect all-in-one solution for our practice. Its all-in-one system in addition to 2D and 3D diagnostic imaging gives precise digital 3D models for applications, including cosmetic surgeries, periodontics, endodontics and implant planning.
Along with its exceptional 3D imaging capabilities, the CS 9300 also features 2D digital panoramic imaging with variable focal trough technology and can even be upgraded to include one-shot cephalometric imaging. This combination is helpful in planning most of the complicated surgeries related to head and neck. This scanning procedure helps to understand the concerns of patients within few seconds while they are on the dental chair.
Dr Chirag Chamria, OMFS
Royal Dental Laboratory has used world’s latest and most advanced technology for making Dental Crowns and bridges for long term dental prosthesis. With the help of in house CAD-CAM technology, CBCT and 3D printing technologies, Royal Dental Laboratory has developed seamless processes. From designing a dental crown to fabricating; all happens in just one day.Leave a reply