Number 1 role of CBCT in implant dentistry: best uses, benefits and limitations

Number 1 role of CBCT in implant dentistry: best uses, benefits and limitations

“The number 1 role of CBCT in implant dentistry ” was one of the many topics covered for our Vatech’s Dealer Partners CBCT training this year. This session is one of the many scheduled throughout the year as we believe in providing continuous education and consistent assessments for our dealer partners. This in turn ensures that they can service our dental imaging clients’ needs just as good as our in-house team.

Currently our PaX-i SC is one of the best opg machine in Malaysia, and we are making great progress to establish our PaX-i3D Smart and Green 16 as the best CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) x-ray machines as well.
As demand for CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography x-ray machines) grows, our dealers and sales team members need to be equipped with the knowledge of how a CBCT works, the many roles of CBCT in dentistry and its best uses, benefits and limitations.

Dental radiography is a vital part of clinical dentistry and the right dental x-ray machine allows more accurate and informed diagnosis and treatment planning. Three-dimensional imaging, particularly cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT, and in this case, referring to our PaX-i3D Smart and Green16), has made significant contributions to the planning and placement of implants to replace missing teeth. The accuracy of CBCT data allows dental practitioners to plan a surgical guide that transfers the implant planning information to the surgical site and to facilitate implant placement. Essentially, a CBCT x-ray provides a method for applying CBCT data to aid in the planning and successful placement of implants.

The role of CBCT in implant dentistry is clear – Virtual implant planning using CBCT data allows dental practitioners to create and visualize the end result before initiating treatment. CBCT scans are accurate and helpful to improve communication and coordination of an implant surgery. All in all, a CBCT scan is crucial in achieving the desired clinical outcome. Virtual planning allows dental practitioners to investigate multiple treatment scenarios until an optimum treatment plan is attained. The optimized virtual plan may be shown via a 3D software (Vatech’s Ez3D-i) through modeling and stimulations which further assist for patient understanding as well as for creating a surgical guide for clinical implementation.


Note: British Dental Journal emphasized the role of CBCT in implant dentistry, covering the its main uses, benefits and limitations.

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