August 24, 2015
The oral surgeons at Piney Point strive to give you the best in oral surgery, and that means we work hard to stay on top of the latest in dental technology. We also like to keep you informed of everything we’re doing to keep your teeth strong and healthy. With that in mind, we’d like to tell you about a new, safer method we have of planning for and placing your dental implants. It’s called the Iluma Cone-Beam CT Scanner, but in simpler terms, it’s a safer, quicker way for us to see an accurate three-dimensional image of your critical anatomy.
When you visit your oral surgeon, what is most important to you? If you’re like almost every other patient, it’s accurate information about your mouth–the kind of information that leads to an effective treatment plan that leaves you with strong, healthy teeth. That’s why we’re so excited about the Iluma Cone-Beam CT Scanner (which, for efficiency’s sake, we’ll refer to as an ICBCT scanner from here on out).
How it works
The ICBCT Scanner works by rotating completely around your head and then recreating an accurate three-dimensional image of your anatomy, which may be your teeth, your mouth, jaw and neck, or your ear, nose and throat. With this state-of-the-art technology, your oral surgeon is able to see the most accurate image of your mouth possible. This image gives us the information we need to plan the best plan for your dental implants, more quickly than ever.
The ICBCT scanner produces images similar to a medical CT scan–the previous method of obtaining three-dimensional images–but because it’s completed in less than four minutes, patients using this method are exposed to considerably less radiation. Getting dental implants shouldn’t increase your risk of illnesses related to radiation exposure–with the ICBCT scanner, it won’t.
What it does
We’re so excited to be able to use this state-of-the-art technology in your oral treatment. It increases our diagnostic precision in several ways, including more than just accurately placing your dental implants. It can also help us decide whether you need bone grafting or a sinus lift, determine precise tooth position and even allows us to detect other mouth issues like deformities, cysts and tumors. With the ICBCT scanner, we’re able to better evaluate and plan a successful treatment you’ll be thrilled with.
Contact us today
The Iluma Cone-Beam CT Scanner is a fast, non-invasive, lower radiation method of obtaining the images we need to provide you with the best oral care possible. The oral surgeons at Piney Point in Houston are committed to you and your dental implants–don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions. We’d love to chat with you.
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