Why a CT is Essential for Implants

Our Dental Implant Surgery Technique

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We have iCAT CT technology in-house, which means you don’t have to go elsewhere for your imaging needs. We’ve invested in this technology to help us provide safe and successful dental implant services at our Fresno dentist office.

A CT (computed tomography) scan, also called a CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan, is a diagnostic aid used to obtain three-dimensional images of your face. It is a specialized kind of x-ray which is of high diagnostic value because of its clarity and accuracy.

CT Scan for Dental Implants and Other Uses in Dentistry

With the help of a CT scan, Dr. Mirelez is able to determine the exact location and size of a tumor and treat it accordingly. A CT scan is also imperative in the diagnosis of oral cancers. In addition, CT scans can help us determine the density of the jawbone before proceeding with dental implants.

A CT scan allows Dr. Mirelez to identify vital anatomical structures like major nerves, arteries, and sinuses. This is essential in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders and extraction of impacted teeth.

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Benefits of CT Scans When Used In Dentistry:

CT scans provide clear internal anatomy. They are extremely accurate, and the images don’t overlap or become distorted. Dr. Mirelez is able to view the structures with utmost clarity and then make a precise treatment plan.

CT scans also allow for quick image production. Within a matter of a few seconds, the image of the structure is obtained and can be viewed comfortably on a monitor. We can obtain a view from various points and angles, which means we can make a precise plan for your dental implants, therefore limiting surprises.

The success of a dental implant relies on the degree of osseointegration, or put simply, the extent of fusion of the implant to the surrounding bone. The determination of the quality and the quantity of underlying bone is a crucial step in this procedure. CT scans provide exact dimensions, which help the dentist to decide if the bone is strong enough to support an implant.

Our team at iSmile Dental Implant Center strives to deliver the best to you. We have a CT available at our Fresno office so that we can always provide the highest level of care to you.

Give us a call today to get started if you are in the Fresno area, including Clovis and Madera!