Dental Cone Beam 3D X-rays
Cone Beam 3D x-rays are used often for dental implant treatment. They help us increase the safety and precision of your dental implant surgery, but even better, they save you costs on dental implants. 3D x-rays are often called CT scans, 3D scans, or cone beam scans. This can be done at an x-ray lab or at our office in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Advanced 3D Imaging for Implants
3D digital imaging is imperative for dental implant treatment to ensure accurate planning and safe surgery.
Dental implant surgery, as with any medical or dental intervention, requires careful planning to ensure no inadvertent damage is caused. 3D imaging allows us to look at your jaw bone from all angles on a computer screen and assess very carefully what surgical options are available to you.
Fast, Safe, Low Radiation X Ray
Cone beam 3D scans are extremely safe and have very little radiation. With a cone-beam rather than a medical “spiral CT,” the beam is extremely focused and small. The radiation is minimal and you stand upright for the scan– takes only 30 seconds for a 3D X-ray.
Computer-Guided Dental Implant Surgery
The safety and precision of the 3D scan allows us to do virtual surgery on a laptop before we ever do it in your mouth! This reduces the number of surprises that can be encountered during surgery. It allows me to see your nerves, bone arteries, sinuses, bone depressions, and every detail down to less than a 10th of a millimeter. The detail of virtual reality is amazing.
Saving You Money on Dental Implants!
Having this technology in the office prevents you from having to drive all over town from the x-ray lab, to the dental implant surgeon, to the regular dentist that will make the tooth. In our office, all of these are in my control, under one roof. This allows Dr Romriell to offer dental implants and teeth safely, at a fair price, and most of all, to do it right.
Another big advantage is often a bone graft can be avoided if a 3D scan is done. Even if the bone is narrow, the trajectory can be changed and/or an angled custom abutment can be used. A 3D x-ray is not required for all dental implants and bone graft procedures. I asses each patient carefully before recommending a 3D cone beam x-ray. Some patients require two or more 3D x-rays– one before major bone grafting and one after.