3D imaging is an important part of the assessment and planning process when understanding implants during their stay. 3D scanning allows accurate measurements. With this information, I can avoid possible complications by obtaining anatomical information that may not be determined from two-dimensional X-rays. Through 3D imaging, I do not have to guess, estimate, or surprise the patient’s anatomy.
I know the advantages of 3D imaging but I do not know which brand works best for me. Thankfully, I already knew my Scottish Dental representative, Scott Rogers, would be very helpful. Whether or not I am interested in the big stuff like 3D cells, Scott contacted a knowledgeable I-CAT ™ on behalf of Ty Ramsey, and set up a webinar. The introduction of Ty is very informative and I quickly realized I wanted the ability to provide this brand to my patients.
Implantation Model Imaging for Your Present and Future Practices
Anatomy was not surprising in 3D before planning and treatment.
The i-CAT FLX V Series offers the three largest fields of view and upgrades. In the end, I chose a 10cm V10. x 16 cm. Vision. This fits well with my current planting-focused practices and future aspirations, which include extending to TMJ and Airway Assessment. All units include a dedicated 2D pans. Within the planning software, I can place the implant almost in place and utilize surgical guidance.
Another benefit is that when I can explain and show them their anatomy, the patient knows their condition more clearly. I noticed it motivates them to make better choices in treatment. They realized I had invested in a technology that led to more accurate procedures that have translated into more referrals and reputation as a technology-savvy practice.
Another benefit is that when I can explain and show them their anatomy, the patient knows their condition more clearly.
For more than 25 years, the company has earned a worldwide award-winning reputation for the development and manufacture of dental radiography products, with CBCT equipment manufactured in the United States. They place great emphasis on 3D education, including webinars, customer training and on-site activities led by clinicians to help users get the most out of 3D technology.
In my experience, 3D imaging is a model of imaging that builds confidence and practice. I encourage my colleagues to examine the characteristics of the unit, check the manufacturer’s history and reputation, and choose a unit that suits your practice. Just as you want to know all the facts to make important decisions, you should base your clinical diagnosis and treatment on the “facts” of the patient’s anatomy – 3D can do that.
About the author: Dr. McGee at Louisiana Tech University and earned a doctorate in dental surgery from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He then completed a dental implant project in Bessemer, Alabama. Dr. McGee also completed training in IV sedation, dental implants and bone grafting, Invisalign® and Six Monthsmiles®. He has a special interest in dental implantology, oral pathology and oral disease treatment, temporomandibular joint disorders and soreness. Dr. McGee serves as a member of the American Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, General Dental Faculty, American College of Dental Medicine, Institute of Osteoarthrosis and the International Academy of Dental Implants. Dr. McGee has no financial interest in i-CAT or KaVo Kerr.