Monday, May 27, 2013

Going High Definition and 3D in Dentistry…

Cone Beam Technology has come to Durham!
Radiology in dentistry is changing. First there was digital radiographs and now Cone Beam technology.  Cone Beam allows us to take CT scan like images with a fraction of the exposure of conventional CT scans. The images are clear and three-dimensional.  Routinely, they allow us to map out bone for the exact placement of implants.  
In addition, they are useful for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) evaluation, preoperatively in the extraction of wisdom teeth, the detection of infections, tumors and cysts, and there are some applications in orthodontics, sleep apnea and root canal therapy.  

These machines have vastly improved treatment planning and diagnosis.  Previously, these scans could only be performed at the universities, hospitals or special clinics.  Now Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) is available at Dentistry on Dundas in Whitby.  
No more commuting to downtown Toronto to get started with treatment planning. All-in-all a great advancement in Patient care.
Mark Librach D.D.S.  

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