The Latest in Implant Technology – 3D CT Scan
Dr. Jeffrey Lee uses Cone Beam CT (CBCT) scanning technology to create treatment plans for dental implant cases. Our Pax Duo3D Cone Beam imaging system provides CT scans, or 3D X-rays, and panoramic X-rays. It is used to get 3D and panoramic views of the jaw and head area for precise planning of implant placement. It provides clear 3D images of the bones, nerves, blood vessels, gums and other soft tissues.
This type of imaging system is commonly referred to as a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) and is basically a CAT scan. It acquires images of the head area through a rotating X-ray. However, a Cone Beam CT is a compact, faster and safer version of a regular CT, using far less radiation.
The time needed for a full scan is generally under one minute with a radiation dosage of about one hundred times less than a regular CT scanner.
The use of this ultramodern technology has taken implant dentistry to another level. The Orange County Implant Center is proud to be one of the few dental offices with this leading-edge equipment.