A physician must always strive for the greatest safety of patients even during the most serious surgical procedures. Among the first in Hungary, we are using 3D imagery reconstruction for mandibles, performed with the Gendex Cone Beam CT equipment manufactured in the United States. All implantology interventions and oral surgical procedures are planned and performed in complete safety, since the oral surgery specialist has already inspected the surgical area from all dimensions, for example the trail of a nerve canal in the jaw with regard to an unerupted wisdom tooth, or whether an upper incisor root really expands to the facial cavity as shown on the panoramic radiograph, or whether a bone is thick enough for an implant.
With this information at hand, we can avoid and prevent complications such as loss of sense due to damages to a nerve, and a routine surgery can truly become plannable, safe and quick. Dental CT provides great help to colleagues in general dentistry as well in tooth conservation and orthodontics.
This unique new form of radiography makes it possible for us to acquire a 1:1 size, 3D image without overlays that can be displayed from all directions. Furthermore, not only the amount but also the quality of bones can be inspected on the images. The patient is subjected to minimal radiation during its use! The equipment looks similar to a traditional panoramic radiography machine but is much more comfortable because the patient can sit and is notsurrounded by a tight ring that may cause feelings of entrapment, and the radiograph is immediately ready.
We are among the first to use implant procedures guided by 3D radiography. The data retrieved by Dental CT is exported to an implant simulation software. Knowing the type of the implant, we can precisely plan the appropriate placement of the implant or implants. A so-called surgical pattern is developed with a special software, using the 3D model and imprint made of the chin bone.
In this pattern, we place cylinders with the precision of a hundredth of a millimetre. We drill through the lead channels, therefore the drilled trail and the implant is placed exactly at the place and depth designed in the simulation.