3D CT diagnostics

What are 3D CT Scans?

CBCT or Cone Beam Computer Tomography – a three-dimensional (3D) image of a specific tooth or region in the oral cavity.

In today’s time, tooth extraction can also be in 3D. A more accurate and realistic representation across all dimensions allows for high accuracy in determining and predicting the course of therapy. You can get a complete CT scan at the first inspection. CBCT’s 3D reconstruction and rendering capabilities outweigh the capabilities of classic imagery and orthopedics. Since it is possible to adjust the size of the field required for the recording, the amount of radiation is reduced relative to ordinary CT devices. A CT scan is needed to evaluate the size and quality of the jawbone.

On the basis of CT, we plan the number and arrangement of implants, and any necessary measures to build the jaw.

Detailed examination without a digital panoramic image (not older than 6 months) is impossible to perform, because diagnostically speaking, without diseases of the digital panoramic image it is impossible to detect diseases of the teeth and surrounding structures.

Digital panoramic imaging has a great ability to display structures, which allows us to more easily see pathological processes around all tooth roots, tooth decay, bone condition and easier implant planning with the emphasis that any surgery is required with digital panoramic imaging and CT.

New 3D CT imaging technology

Digital images can also be recorded by children, as a smaller amount of radiation is adapted for children. The whole process takes 15 seconds and is very comfortable and painless, the patient is protected by a lead apron from radiation and stands still until recording is complete.

Nowadays, the great advantage of taking digital panoramic shots is that radiation doses are up to four times lower.

Digital tooth x-ray offers us:

  • speed
  • comfort and economy
  • digital recording on DVD or CD for patients
  • archived footage on the computer for dentists
  • greater precision and improved diagnostic capabilities
  • magnifying the details, enhancing the contrast and coloring the structures are possible, and thus better diagnostics

Such recordings are extremely clear, transparent and detailed, allowing manipulation and insertion of all possible therapeutic procedures into the recording, in order to choose the best therapeutic solution.

3D CT imaging services

When planning a dental surgery, the images are used to understand the anatomy of the teeth and surrounding structures (bones, soft tissues and sinuses) and to analyze the position of the critical anatomical structures (individual nerves, residual roots and implants).

Because of these features, CBCT recordings are used in:

  • oral surgery (extraction of residual roots and impacted teeth), implantology
  • implantology (relation to nerves, sinuses and bone volume of the ridge)
  • orthodontics (cephalometric analysis, orthodontic implants)
  • treatment of dental canals (atypical anatomy of dental canals)
  • periodontology (analysis of bone level and periodontal status)

These diagnostic procedures may also aid diagnosis that is not clear, confirmed or rejected, or used when standard RTG imaging is insufficient and does not provide a sufficiently clear picture and presentation of all necessary details to initiate therapy.

The benefits of digital recording are multifaceted, most importantly:

  • Reduced radiation dose during shooting up to 70%
  • The quality of the images is much higher, and since the image is obtained electronically, there are great possibilities for processing and additional analyzes, which provides the dentist with a better image, easier diagnosis and therefore better treatment.
  • All anatomical structures as well as pathological lesions on the teeth and jaws are more clearly visible
  • Possibility of imaging jaw sections (lateral regions of left, right and frontal regions) with radiation decreasing by another 30%.
  • After the recording is optionally processed or printed on (film) special medical foils of high resolution, it is also possible to record the recordings on digital media as well as to send via the Internet without reducing the quality of the recording

How long does it take to shoot and does it hurt?

The recording process itself is very fast, with the release of the recording taking several minutes. Tooth extraction does not hurt and is not uncomfortable for the patient.

What are the safeguards during recording?

In addition to the fact that, on modern digital cameras, the radiation dose is small and the radiation beam is narrowly limited to the region being recorded, particular attention is paid and high standards of protection for the health of patients and staff during recording are set. All patients are protected by special lead aprons to protect other parts of the body from secondary ionizing radiation.

Is shooting safe for children?

Shooting is absolutely safe for children, and special shooting programs are used when shooting children with a reduced radiation field and a much lower radiation dose than the usual adult dose.

Contact our team of experts

Detailed information and consultations on various treatments in the field of 3D CT diagnostics in dentistry offered by the Bičakčić Dental Clinic, located at 7 Marsala Tita Street, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, can be obtained by calling +387 33 208 288 and + 387 33 550 550 or by direct inquiry at info@bicakcic.com.


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