3D CT Scan Diagnosis: State Of The Art Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for Implant Placement
Dental Technology Palm Beach Gardens
In the past, placing dental implants involved a lot of guesswork. Because the dentist could not see the bone, soft tissues or surrounding vital structures beneath the gums, he would have to approximate the location of surgical implant placement.
Not anymore! PGA Center For Advanced Dentistry is pleased to offer our patients with state of the art 3D CT Scans for implant diagnosis and treatment planning. With 3D Ct Scans, Dr. Ajmo can provide more accurate and predictable results along with greatly enhanced safety.
What Is A 3D CT Scan
A CT Scan is a volumetric image of your teeth, jaws, and surrounding vital structures. It shows, in high resolution and unparalled detail, structures not visible with traditional X-rays. With a 3D CT scan, Dr. Ajmo can assess your case, determine if you're eligible for dental implants, determine whether bone grafting will be necessary and plan precisely where to place the implants. These scans make implant placement more efficient and predictable while dramatically reducing the time a patient spends in the dental chair.
3D CT Scans provide both three dimensional and cross section views that are much more accurate than traditional 2 dimensional X-rays. These 3D computerized images provide detailed views of the facial structures that enable Dr. Ajmo to determine the quantity and quality of bone as well as bone density where the implants will be placed. Vital structures such as nerves and sinuses are precisely located to add a great measure of safety not offered with traditional X-rays.
With this information, we can determine the proper treatment approach for each individual patient, including the correct implant type, size and position for optimal implant placement. 3D Imaging has become the standard of care for implant dentistry and was recently featured on the NBC Today Show segment "New Advances in Dentistry".
Is The Scan Comfortable?
Yes! You are seated in an open area unlike an MRI scan-and the CT scanner moves around your head. The scan will take place in Dr. Ajmo's comfortable Palm Beach Gardens office and from start to finish, it will take about 19 seconds.
Is The CT Safe?
The scan is very safe! Dr. Ajmo uses cone beam technology, which emits very small amounts of radiation for the CT scan. In fact, the imaging requires less radiation than a traditional X-ray and the cone beam technology emits 80 to 100 times less radiation than a traditional medical CT scan of the same area.
Why Would I Need A CT Scan?
Dr. Ajmo takes CT scans for the following reasons:
- To accurately evaluate bone tissues and provide the patient with an accurate diagnosis
- To present his patients with a 3D, visual image of the case and gather all the available information necessary
- To plan the precise placement of implants prior to surgery
- To ensure predictable, long-lasting results
PGA center For Advanced Dentistry is one of the few dental practices in the nation to have this state-of-the-art technology. CT scans are rapidly becoming the standard of care in implant dentistry because it offers the implantologist so much more information than traditional 2D flat image X-rays films.
If you live anywhere in South Florida, whether in Palm Beach Gardens, Juno Beach, Tequesta, Stuart, Jupiter, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, or Wellington, Dr. Ajmo and his friendly staff of professionals is prepared to offer you the best in advanced dentistry. Just call our office at 561-627-8666 for an initial consultation.
Virtual Image Placement (VIP): Specialized Training For Successful Results
Virtual Implant Placement (VIP) is a computerized Implant treatment planning software from Biohorizons Inc. that allows Dr. Ajmo to plan your implant placement using a 3D computer simulation of your jaws prior to your implant surgery. By predictably planning the exact location, angulation & size of your dental implants on a virtual image of your jaws, implant surgery becomes much more predictable & successful. By anticipating where replacement teeth should ideally be before implant surgery, clinical & esthetic results are greatly enhanced.
Our Implant Dentistry Services Include: