For a multitude of reasons, your dentist could counsel you to have a CT scan. First and foremost, it can be employed as part of the pre-treatment planning stage of your dental procedure. A CT scan will provide your dentist with a wealth of information about your dental health. Your dentist will use CT scans to:
At The Dental Lounges, we mainly focus on 3D imaging technology and CT scans to get a detailed image of the mouth and skull. In comparison to traditional dental x-rays, 3D imaging provides a clearer image of the bone structure and density, as well as the tissues and nerves.
CT scans are a quick and straightforward procedure. The CT scanner’s heart is a Cone Beam Imaging System. The patient remains immobile on a designated seat throughout the scan. Hundreds of photographs of the face are taken using cone beams. A single scan generates a 3D image of the dental structures, soft tissues, nerve routes, and bone.
Previously scanned patients have found the CT scanner to be a pleasant experience because they can sit throughout the procedure. Because the scanner is open, claustrophobic emotions are eliminated. Moreover, with the i-CAT® scan, dental procedures can be completed more quickly, at a lower cost, and with better results.
The scans provide our dentist with a precise 3D depiction of affected molars/teeth within the alveolar bone, revealing the position concerning adjacent teeth as well as their closeness to the inferior dental nerve, sinus walls, and other vital structures.FIND OUT MORE
As a result of the high quality of CT scans, we can plan and put dental implants with more precision, providing you with benefits from evaluation through treatment and after-care.FIND OUT MORE
You will be seated comfortably for the CT scan whereas the scanning machine steadily rotates around your entire head.
You must remain perfectly still throughout the scan, as movement can result in unclear images. You may be offered something to rest your head against to assist you in remaining still.
The complete treatment may take between 20 minutes to 1 hour.
Over 150 photos are acquired throughout the scanning process and then stitched together to create a single 3D image for your dentist to view.
These photos will offer your dentist critical information about your oral health before initiating the treatment plan.
CT scanners use narrow beams of electromagnetic waves to view organs, bones, tissues, and nerves. This data is transferred to a computer, which generates a two-dimensional picture. This provides our medical and dental experts with a comprehensive image of the patient, assisting them in making a diagnosis and developing a treatment plan.
A CT scan allows the dentist to evaluate and see anatomic features in precise dimensions up to 0.01mm. A standard x-ray is a two-dimensional picture that does not accurately depict the structures.
During your CT scan, you will not feel any discomfort. You can resume your routine activities immediately thereafter.
The Dental Lounges' implant dentists employ this technology to analyse a patient's mouth, gums, and jawbone in 3-D. The 3-D CT scan is more helpful since it enables our dentist to see the whole mouth while providing greater data on tooth alignment. Additionally, it simplifies the procedure of examining the bones behind the gums.
The CT scanner will not function properly if you have any facial piercings or jewellery on your face or neck, including nose rings and earrings. Remove your jewellery at home in advance to guarantee your possessions are secure and save time during the process. If you wear removable dentures, you will almost certainly be asked to take them out before the scanning process begins.