We rely on 3D imaging techniques, or CT scans, to provide us with a detailed view of the mouth and skull. The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that bone structure, bone density, tissues, and nerves can be viewed clearly.
Here are some of the main ways in which CT scans are used in dentistry:
Detect tooth infections and assist in root canal therapy.
- Assess the quality of the jawbone where the implant will be placed.
- Determine where nerves are located.
- Measure the density of the jawbone where the implant will be placed.
- Pinpoint the most effective placement for implants, including the angle of best fit.
- Plan the complete surgical procedure in advance, from start to finish.
- Precisely decide on the appropriate size and type of implants.
- View exact orientation and position of each tooth.
- View impacted teeth.