Discover the benefits of CBCT imaging for improving dental implant placement.
Here at our Atlantic, GA, dental practice, Dr. Thomas Kauffman and his dental team are always staying up-to-date on the latest dental techniques, procedures and technologies to ensure that patients are getting the very best dental care possible. Recently, Dr. Kaufman sponsored a CBCT (dental cone beam CT) imaging course so that dentists from around the country could participate in a 3-day seminar that totaled around 26 hours of specialty training and education.
What is CBCT?
Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special x-ray machine that provides 3D, high-quality images of everything from your teeth and gums to the nerves, bones, glands and lymph nodes in a single scan. There is no special preparation required before getting this dental CT scan and it’s completely safe.
What are the benefits of CBCT for getting dental implants?
This imaging technology provides some major benefits for our Atlanta dentist, which means that our patients who are planning to get dental implants will also reap these benefits. Some of the advantages of CBCT for implant planning and placement include,
More precision placement of the implant: In order for an implant to work properly it must be surgically placed into the jawbone at the appropriate position. CBCT allows our dentist to measure the amount of jawbone available so that we can determine not only if bone grafting is required prior to placing the implant but also the exact location where the implant must be placed for long-term success. CBCT also allows us to maximize the use of available bone for placement.
No flap implant placement: Typically, in order to place an implant your dentist would need to make a large flap in the gums to reveal the jawbone. Now, with the help of CBCT technology, it allows our dentist to use flapless implant placement, which is less invasive for the patient and reduces discomfort and speeds up the recovery process.
Selection of the ideal implant: CBCT allows us to get more precise measurements of the jawbone, which means that we can also choose the proper length and size of the implant that will offer maximum integration and stability within the jawbone. This will support the patient’s bite and prevent issues like implant failure due to overload.
The other uses of CBCT
Dr. Kauffman’s practice prides itself on offering cutting-edge technology that ensures that you get the very best cosmetic and restorative dentistry in Atlanta, GA. In fact, Dr. Kauffman offers seminars about the benefits of CBCT imaging for implant placement. Whether restoring a single missing tooth, evaluating the airway for patients suffering from sleep apnea, used alongside an orthodontic consultation or for endodontic therapy Dr. Kauffman and his team use this imaging technology to deliver the best care possible.
If you are interested in learning more about getting dental implants in downtown Atlanta, GA, and how our dental practice can help you get a full smile back with the help of our leading dental technology then call our office today at (404) 524-1981 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kauffman.