3-D Digital Technology Takes Guesswork Out of Implant Placement

Dr. Levine, as seen in Inside Dentistry magazine

One of the greatest developments in medicine were x-rays that allowed doctors to see what’s going on inside the human body. Now, a revolutionary digital tool takes regular dental x-rays to a new level.

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) gives us a three-dimensional (3D) peak inside intricate structures of the mouth beyond the surface of the teeth and gums. Similarly, intra-oral scanners also capture impressions easily and quickly. We use this information to help determine the exact placement location for implants in order to avoid areas of low bone density, sinuses or nerves.

How Does Cone Beam Tomography Work?

The imaging process takes only seconds. The equipment rotates around the patient. With extracted data we can reconstruct and view a 3D image on the computer to help us answer numerous questions about the jaw, face and teeth. The ultimate result—fewer complications and even quicker healing times.

Dr. Levine recently discussed this digital technology in a recent Carestream Dental advertisement in  Inside Dentistry: “Patients continue to come to our practice based on our incredible reviews. Our state-of-the-art equipment helps ensure that those reviews remain positive.”

For more insight into how the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Implants and Periodontics utilizes this imaging equipment, read the full article featuring Dr. Levine here.