iCAT 3D Dental Imaging in Dubai
Cone beam computed tomography or CBCT is a new medical imaging technique contains X-ray computed tomography but the X-rays are divergent to form a cone what decreases the amount of radiation we need to make the same radiograph with older techniques.
CBCT has become gradually very important in treatment planning and diagnosis in most of complicated cases in dentistry science in general especially the implant dentistry. This modern technique is also used in other medical fields like ENT, orthopedics, and interventional radiology (IR) where the whole medical procedure is done under an X-ray monitoring, among other things.
Perhaps because of the improved access to such technology and after discovering the medical mistakes which was done before this radiographic technique appears, CBCT radiography are now finding many uses in dentistry science domains, such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, dental implantology, orthodontics, endodontics and periodontology.
How is CBCT done?
During dental imaging, the scanner will rotate around the patient's head, capturing up to nearly 600 featured images. The especial scanning software collects these images and reconstructs them, then it fabricates what is called a digital volume made of three-dimensional axises of anatomical data which can be viewed and can then be edited with specialized software.
When we need dental CBCT Radiography?
We always use the CBCT in diagnosis, assessment and treatment planning :
- maxillofacial surgery: CBCT becomes the first choice in many maxillofacial surgeries if we do not want to say all of them;
- Face and jaws bones fractures
- Cysts removal
- Tumors and cancer incisions
- Salivary glands defects
- Orthodontic surgeries
- Congenital defects treatments
- Surgical extractions
- Impacted teeth extractions
- Bone grafting
- Sinus lifting
CBCT always the solution for every complicated surgical case.
- Implantology: A dental cone beam scan (CBCT) provides unique, invaluable and perfect information when it comes to the planning of surgical dental implants. Because of the following needs:
- Determine The site of implant insertion
- Determine Bone quantity and quality
- Determine Bone Dimensions
- Makes the measurements to choose the suitable implant regarding the kind the size and the insertion line.
- Assessment of the maxillary sinus
- Assessment and drowing the inferior alvular nerv canal on the screen
- Getting an idea about the bone density
- Fabricating the surgical guide for the implants
- Documentation and publication
- Orthodontics: As a 3D rendition, CBCT offers an undistorted view for the orthodontic treatment in every phase:
- Evaluation of the skeletal structures and the dental structures.
- The relation between the jaws skeletally.
- the relation between the jaws and the skull.
- 3D assessment of impacted teeth morphology and position.
- diagnose the Impaired breathing and pharyngeal airway analysis
- Growth monitoring
- evaluate the TMJ complex in three dimensions
- Treatment planning
- Orthognathic surgery treatment planning in radiographic dimensions matching to the real ones.
- Make the measurements and the orthodontic studies.
- Using of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) planning.
- Accurate assessment the space that needed for unerupted/ impacted teeth.
- Treatment progress
- Estimate of dentofacial orthopedics
- Results of alveolar bone graft in cleft palate cases
- The movement of the teeth inside the bone especially the impacted ones we trying to pull to the dental arch.
- Orthognathic Surgery superimposition
- Risk evaluation:
- Examination of orthodontic-associated paraesthesia.
- Estimation of orthodontics affected root resorption.
- Post-treatment TMD.
- Endodontics: in fact, the use of CBCT in endodontics must be restricted by the assessment and treatment of complicated root canals conditions such as:
- Description of root canal system exceptions and determination of roots curvature.
- Diagnosis of dental periapical pathosis in patients who show with conflicting or nonspecific signs and symptoms.
- Patients who have badly localized symptoms connected to an untreated or earlier endodontically treated tooth with no proof of pathosis identified by traditional imaging.
- In situations where anatomic superimposition of roots or regions of the maxillofacial skeleton.
- Diagnosis and control of root fractures, luxation and/or displacement of teeth.
- In order to determine the origin of an extended nonendodontic lesion and its effect on proximal findings.
- Evaluation of RCT postoperative complications, like overextended root canal obturation material, calcified canal, broken endodontic instrument, perforations.