Leagrave Dental is equipped with the latest cone beam dental CT scanner. We are now welcoming dental referrals for CT scanning from colleagues to help provide safer, quicker and more accurate dental implant placement for patients.
Our dental referral service is ethical and trustworthy and we promise to return your patient to your good care following their CT scan. No discussion regarding any proposed treatment will be undertaken with patients attending for a scan. They should be able to place their own CT Radiographic guide if required. Please indicate if one should be available so that scans are not taken without the guide.
As you know, the main benefit of using this advanced technology is improving patient safety and CT scans are essential for the accurate placement of dental implants especially in risky areas involving the lower posterior teeth where the ID nerve and Lingual artery are at risk. This equipment produces 3D images that can be used for the precise placement of implants using SICAT-guided surgery technology, to an accuracy of 0.5mm. This can be linked with CEREC scanning technology to enable virtual models of the teeth to be designed on the computer. Scans are returned on a CD containing GALAXIS viewing software or they can be returned in DICOM format for use with other implant planning programs.
The scans allow dental implant surgeons to see with pinpoint accuracy exactly what we want to be doing and what we need to avoid before we start any treatment. Modern digital CBCT machines are safe delivering a very low dose of radiation compared to hospital based Spiral CT Scanners. They measure the depth, width and density of the jawbone, and more importantly the depth of bone near vital structures, like nerve canals and sinus cavities, in a 3D view.