Our modern facilities feature the latest innovative technology, including digital radiography. To support a higher level of patient care, our practice utilizes the i-CAT 3D cone beam imaging for diagnosis and treatment.
The i-CAT™ Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System uses advanced 3-D technology to provide the most complete anatomical information on a patient’s mouth, face, and jaw areas, leading to the more accurate treatment planning and predictable outcomes for dental procedures.
The 3D computer-generated scans provide an advanced and detailed look at existing teeth, bone, nerves, and tissue with three-dimensional and cross-sectional views, which provide critical diagnostic information that is not available with conventional dental x-rays. Your initial consultation is much more comprehensive with 3D images, which allows the doctors to do the following:
- Evaluate the quality, width, shape, and density of the bone where the dental implants will be placed.
- Determine the proper treatment approach for each individual patient.
- Determine the precise placement of implants, particularly in areas near critical anatomical structures, such as sinuses and nerves.
Selecting the correct type and size of the implants. While the i-CAT gives the doctors information similar to that generated by a medical CT scan, the i-CAT has a radiation dose that is about 1/30th that of medical CT scans.
The actual i-CAT scan time is only about 20-40 seconds and it takes the computer about one minute to build the images.