Computed tomography is a compulsory stage in dental implant procedure
Scanning is performed on two types of scanners.
- CT – a medical computed tomography scanner. It is presently used universally for medical diagnosis.
- CBCT – Cone Beam Computed Tomography scanner. CBCT scanner is used to study the maxillofacial region. This is why this method is sometimes called maxillofacial tomography.
However, in dental implant procedure, tomography alone without a specialized software and 3D modeling is not informative enough. In simple cases, the doctor can do without them, but when installing several implants, then without a careful planning using these programs, it will be difficult to successfully carry out an operation.
3D modeling capabilities
Many errors occur during an implant procedure due to inconvenient presentation of scan results to the doctor. This prevents him from using all the information given by the CT scan when planning an operation.
That is why a specialized software plays a vital role in implantology.
Implant-Assistant software package is not only used to just process scans and create three-dimensional model of the jaw. With it, you can:
- consistently and quickly process information obtained from any type of scan (CT and CBCT) and convert it into a convenient format;
- remove obstacles that arise when scanning objects containing metal parts;
- virtually remove teeth and carefully examine the place where the implant procedure will be carried out (condition of the bone, height of the alveolar process, etc.);
- establish the position of nerves (mandibular part of the trigeminal nerve and incisive nerve);
- carefully plan an operation, select implants and drills from available database, and choose the best kind of prosthetics.
Another advantage is the ability to prototype in a 3D printer any objects that are important for the implant procedure – the jaw, surgical guide, etc..