3D CT Scanning

Physicians have relied on computerized axial tomography scans (CAT), for many years. CAT scans are an X-ray procedure employing different X-ray images with the help of computers to generate cross-sectional or even 3D views of  your internal organs and the structures within your body. A knee replacement surgery, for example, would never be performed without first examining 3D imaging. More recently, dentists have started to rely on 3D imaging techniques and Galileos CT scans to provide them with a detailed view of the mouth and skull. The advantage that 3D imaging holds over regular dental x-rays is that bone structure, bone density, tissues and nerves can be clearly viewed.

Because Galileos CT scans can be completed in less than 14 seconds, far less radiation enters your body than a regular set of bitewing x-ray. The main use for Galileos CT scans is as an aid to plan dental implant treatment and other oral surgery.

Dental implants are the most sophisticated replacement for missing teeth, but have historically proven to be time-consuming to place. Galileos CT scans vastly reduce the time it takes to implant teeth.

How are Sirona Galileos CT scans used?

Galileos CT scans are advantageous because they allow Dr. Kwong, to magnify specific areas of your face. In addition, Dr. Kwong can easily view cross-sectional “slices” of your jaw, which makes planning treatment easier and faster.



Assess the quality of the jawbone where the implant will be placed virtual placement of implants using advanced software determine where nerves are located diagnose tumors and disease in the early stages measure the density of the jawbone where the implant will be placed pinpoint the most effective placement for implants, including the angle of best fit plan the complete surgical procedure in advance, from start to finish precisely decide on the appropriate size and type of implants, view exact orientation and position of each toothView impacted teeth How are Sirona Galileos CT scans performed?

Galileos CT scans are quick and simple to perform. A Cone Beam Imaging System is at the heart of the Galileos scanner. During the scan, you will sit stationary on a designated seat. The cone beams are used to take literally hundreds of pictures of your face.These pictures are used to compile an exact 3D image of the inner mechanisms of your jaw and face. Dr. Kwong is able to zoom in on specific areas and view them from alternate angles.

Less cost, less time, better end result

The Galileos CT scan is an incredible tool, minimizing the cost of dental treatment, reducing treatment time and enhancing the end results of dental surgery. Together with other technology and advanced treatments, Sirona Galileos 3D imaging is wonderful in helping us diagnosis and treat dental problems, preventing future problems from occurring.



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