3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Guidance of Dental Implants

One of the technologies we are using at Jay Lopez, D.D.S., is digital 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). CBCT scans allow Jay Lopez, D.D.S., to build a three-dimensional model of your jaw and teeth from the digital images, using modeling software. With this model, Dr. Lopez plans complex dental restorations before proceeding with surgical procedures such as bone grafting, sinus lift surgery, and implant placement. Due to the precision of the 3D scans and modeling, he can position your implants for ideal tooth position.

“3D CBCT scans take all guesswork out of implant surgery,” says Dr. Lopez. “I decided to make the investment in this technology, so my patients would not be inconvenienced with the need to schedule another appointment at a radiology center for their CBCT and in turn delay discussion on what option(s) are available. I want my patients to have the absolute best in dental implant planning and placement. Having the convenience of our CBCT unit in-house allows the planning process to be efficient not only with time but with cost for the patient.”

Utilizing the CBCT allows for Reverse Engineering. Jay Lopez, D.D.S. can start with the end in mind and plan his patients treatment working in reverse for a more accurate end result. This type of planning (engineering) is not foreign to Dr Lopez, as he was a mechanical engineer prior to going to dental school.
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