Dental CT Scan

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About Dental CT Scan

A CT (computed tomography) scan is a noninvasive medical test that uses special X-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied.

Traditional panoramic X-rays performed by dentists provide only a limited two-dimensional view. While they can show the height and contour of the jaw bone, they give no indication of the bone width and density and may distort the location of the alveolar nerve.

State-of-the-art, three-dimensional dental CT imaging takes the guesswork out of implants. This quick and safe diagnostic imaging exam produces life-like spatial views of the mouth that let the surgeon determine pre-surgically if a patient is an implant candidate. With 3D imaging, a surgeon can proceed with confidence, knowing the amount of bone a patient has, the distance to the alveolar nerve and the exact angles to situate the implant.

During the Procedure

A dental CT scan does not require a contrast injection, and the entire exam takes about 15 minutes. The technologist will position your body so that the biting surface of your teeth is parallel to the CT scanning plane. Normal breathing is acceptable but it is important for you to lie very still.

After the Procedure

You have no restrictions after having a CT scan and can go about your normal activities. After the exam, our 3D imaging staff produces three-dimensional images, which provide the surgeon with valuable data crucial to the success of the implant. These images are sent directly to your surgeon.

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