The in-office cone beam CT scanner is the state of the art from Imaging Sciences International. This brings the latest technology to dental diagnosis and treatment plans, yet the dose of radiation is extremely low.
We can now measure exact bone width, thickness, height, and density for implant placement. Diagnosis of abnormalities in the bony structures is also possible to a degree not previously available. The relationship between the root of an impacted wisdom tooth or the exact location of any impacted tooth can now be determined instantly without guesswork.
The following images show the amazing 3-D visuals now routinely possible in our office.
Case 2: Multiple missing teeth are restored by implants. Orthodontics are first used to align the teeth properly. Dentures over the implants are used to replace the missing teeth.
Case 3: An implant replaces a missing tooth and treats a super-erupted tooth.
Case 4: A severely infected tooth with severe bone loss underwent bone graft and sinus lift to enable implant.
Case 2: Sectional orthodontics refers to a quick, smaller scale intervention, as shown in this adult case.
Case 3: Here is a case showing repair of a severe underbite in a child.
Case 4: Orthodontic treatment can improve narrow airway spaces, as shown in this teenager.
The patient played tennis but was limited by fatigue prior to orthodontic treatment.
After correction she was able to last longer in tennis and play her full game.
Case 2: A pair of implant bridges replace 6 missing teeth.
Case 3: This complex case involves a single tooth implant replacement, implant + natural tooth supported bridge, and left + right implant + implant supported bridges.
Case 2: Even a single tooth can be valuable as part of an implant denture solution.
Case 2: Partial dentures are another basic but important tool.
Case 2: Gum grafts are also important tools to cover exposed tooth roots.
Case 3: Here is a case showing repairing one (on the left) out of multiple exposed roots. The other root (the one on the right) was repaired later.
Case 2: Basic teeth cleaning again makes a dramatic improvement.
This patient suffers from loud snoring and has been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The 3-D volume calculation shows severe narrowing of the upper airway, which is causing these problems.
The middle of the calculated volume (an extremely important area!) shows the color gradient going all the way to black. Innovative oral devices can then be applied to solve the airway problem, including the snoring and drop in blood oxygen.