CBCT-generated images provide detailed information that 2-D radiographs cannot offer. This greatly aids in precision, which improves the entire implant process.
To ensure a successful implant placement, clinicians must take into account the patient’s prosthetic needs, functional requirements, and anatomical constraints. During the assessments, 3-D imaging contributes to a greater success rate due to its ability to visualize previously undetectable anatomic variability and pathology.
Simply put, CBCT-generated images provide detailed information that 2-D radiographs cannot offer. This greatly aids in precision, which improves the entire implant process. Eg.
Without the aid of 3-D imaging, doctors often must speculate on bone density or exactly how deep implants need to be.
These scans are more accurate in showing bone height and width and allowing for accurate measurements of jawbone thickness, while defining the shape of the bone contours.
They allow surgeons to accurately locate the position of the inferior alveolar canal in the lower jaw, thus minimizing the risk of nerve damage
In the upper jaw, use of 3-D imaging during the implant planning process or surgical phase can aid inserting implants around the maxillary sinus, or assist in surgery where the maxillary sinus is augmented with bone.
The anatomy and health of the maxillary sinus are critically important during surgery and this offers superior views.
A CBCT scanner renders high-resolution images for one-tenth at a fraction of the radiation compared to a CT scanner.
Surgical guides and treatments could all be planned ahead of the actual surgery allow for safer procedures and protocols.