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CBCT Scanning

CBCT ScanningThe Helens Bay Dental is equipped with the latest Sirona XG3D cone beam dental CT scanner to help provide safer, quicker and more accurate dental implant placement for patients.

The main benefit of using this advanced technology is improving patient safety and CT scans are essential for the accurate placement of dental implants especially in challenging areas involving the lower posterior teeth where the ID nerve and Lingual artery are at risk. This equipment produces 3D images that can be used for the precise placement of implants using SICAT-guided surgery technology, to an accuracy of 0.5mm. This can be linked with CEREC scanning technology to enable virtual models of the teeth to be designed on the computer.

The scans allow our dental implant surgeon to see with pinpoint accuracy exactly what we want to be doing and what we need to avoid before we start any treatment. Modern digital CBCT machines are safe delivering a very low dose of radiation compared to hospital based Spiral CT Scanners. They measure the depth, width and density of the jawbone, and more importantly the depth of bone near vital structures, like nerve canals and sinus cavities, in a 3D view.