Cone Beam Imaging Improves the Speed and Precision of Diagnosis and Treatment
Cone beam imaging provides dentists with an unprecedented amount of data to more accurately diagnose dental conditions, plan treatment, and guide their surgical methods. Whereas dentists could only ever see your smile in 2D representations produced by x-ray scans, this technology allows dentists to finally see in 3D. Dr. Albert Kalil Abide uses cone beam imaging at his practice in Jackson, MS, to assist in planning treatment for dental implants and other dental procedures. This technology is dramatically improving the way that dentists gather information before recommending, planning, and implementing procedures, and Dr. Abide is proud to offer this value to his patients.
To place dental implants, in particular, dentists must gather an abundance of information to determine candidacy and recommend bone grafts, sinus lifts, and other preliminary procedures, but this technology makes it easy. Contact us today to find out how Dr. Abide uses cone beam imaging to improve the procedures he performs.
What to Expect with Cone Beam Imaging
The addition of cone beam imaging to your dental implant procedure allows us to gather information quickly and efficiently, and provide you with a detailed analysis of your dental needs. Our state-of-the-art cone beam imaging technology looks and feels much like getting an x-ray scan. Dr. Abide will ask you to stand in front of the machine, and simply hold still while your scans are taken.
Cone beam imaging provides great value to both the doctor and the patient. While we reap the benefits of working smarter and faster, patients receive improved care, a reduced cost per image, and far less radiation than they would with other scanning methods. The data gathered from these scans can be imported into software that creates a visual representation of the results you can expect from your dental implant procedure. Dr. Abide also uses the software to guide his instruments and his methods of treatment during the surgery itself.
Cone beam imaging is helping Dr. Abide provide advanced care to his patients, with unparalleled accuracy and speed.
Applications of Technology
This technology accurately and quickly provides much of the essential data needed to create custom dental implant treatment plans, but can be applied to TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, and orthodontic treatment as well. The cone beam produces hundreds of “slices” of information, compiled together to create a complete picture, which can be used in the treatment planning for these conditions. With the option to import this data into a variety of groundbreaking medical software, the applications of cone beam imaging are practically unlimited.
Cone Beam Imaging Benefits
The most prominent benefit of cone beam imaging is the quality treatment you can expect from doctors that utilize such accurate and extensive dental data. Especially when planning for dental implants, a procedure that requires great surgical accuracy, having more information always means better care. Additionally, Dr. Abide uses the data he gathers from cone beam imaging to perform exceedingly precise guided surgery. You can also expect a lower cost per image by comparison to traditional methods, a far more detailed picture of your procedure results, and a reduced waiting time for your comprehensive treatment plan.
Cone beam imaging is helping Dr. Abide provide advanced care to his patients, with unparalleled accuracy and speed. The system can help patients receiving everything from an implant-supported dental crown to a larger restoration, such as an All-on-4® implant-supported denture.Contact us today to discuss how we can implement this groundbreaking technology into your next dental procedure.