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A Tree with No Roots is Doomed to Fail

Here's How We Nurture It

Hey everybody! Spring has finally come upon us and we’re happy to see the sun peak out from the clouds once again. In today’s newsletter, we wanted to address a very useful technology that will make your future dental implant restorations and treatment more successful than ever before.

We’re talking about the CBCT scanner, which stands for Cone Beam Computed Tomography. This machine is truly a game-changer when it comes to planning treatments, especially dental implants. If you’re looking for the dental standard for recreating the function and beauty in your smile, it’s through dental implants planned with a CBCT scanner.

Our practice understands that other tooth replacement options exist, but here’s the thing about dental implants. We look at dental implants and don’t see just any restoration. Dental implants recreate the nature of your old tooth down to the roots, not just the crown that goes on top. If a tree doesn’t have its roots, it can’t flourish, right? When teeth have roots, the mouth and gums flourish in the same way a tree’s branches and leaves flourish when supported by their own foundation, a root system.

Additionally, your dentist has many uses for the CBCT scanner that are worth mentioning,

Why our team Chose this CBCT Scanner

When it comes to treatment, you deserve to have a certain standard of care. Our practice utilizes the Sirona Orthophos SL 3D scanner for all our scanning needs. We believe it paints the most accurate picture of your current dental case thanks to its razor-sharp, high definition X-ray images and CAD/CAM software technology.

Dental implants require a special level of training and the advanced technology to do it the right way. Luckily, Dr. Davis and Dr. Barnett are trained to utilize the data that the scanner provides. Once they’ve interpreted the data that comes from it, they’re more prepared to create an effective treatment plan.

The CBCT Scanner Increases the Success of Dental Implants

We’ve probably explained in the past that X-rays allow for a more precise and effective treatment. The CBCT scanner let’s us do precisely that, but more accurately than ever before. With the CBCT scanner, our practice can:

  • Determine your bone density
  • Give a surgical guide
  • Design your dental implant case
  • Obtain a 3D image of your soft tissue, nerve pathways, teeth, gums, and bone

Imagine if you were planning a trip and didn’t have a map to guide you along the way. Just like how you wouldn’t plan an itinerary for a 3-month-long road trip, you shouldn’t ever start a several-month-long case like dental implants without a CBCT scanner.

By planning our surgical path beforehand, we can avoid entering areas that are unnecessary or accidentally strike sensitive spots like nerves. Plus, the prediction rate and success rate for your dental implants will skyrocket.

How it Helps Us with Other Treaments

We use the scanner for planning dental implants, but it’s also useful in many other ways. In fact, we mainly use it to measure the airways of patients who fear they might have sleep apnea. With the CBCT scanner, we can get a real-time view of their breathing and ensure their airway isn’t closing while they breath.

Furthermore, the CBCT scanner is great for:

  • Treating TMJ issues (i.e. pain, clicking)
  • Detecting tumors or other unusual growths
  • Planning treatment for impacted teeth

Impacted teeth are difficult to remove because they’re underneath existing teeth, but the CBCT scanner helps us plan the best pathway to remove it easily.

When you have the right tools and the best dentists at your disposal, there’s no reason your dental implants or any other treatment shouldn’t be a great success. We hope you’ll feel extra confident thanks to our dentists and the CBCT scanner during your next visit!

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