Why Invest in a CBCT?

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Hague Dental's Artur Silva Considers the Benefits of Investing in a CBCT

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) entered the field of dentistry in the late 1990’s. Today, they are making a significant impact on dental practices over the world in the way dentists can view their patient’s mouths. There is growing evidence that both patients and dental professionals have seen massively benefitted as a result of using these units, mainly to plan treatments and for postoperative evaluations.

There are a wide variation of benefits that come with purchasing a CBCT, the main benefits include:

  • Detailed surgical/implant planning and execution of the desired treatment
  • Operational predictability (aided by surgical guides)
  • Use of the correct volume and type of augmentation material
  • Minimisation of post-operative complications by using novel equipment such as virtual endoscopy to trace crucial anatomical structures

Choosing a CBCT

The operating software should be simple, there should be easy-to-follow icons which guide the user through a series of settings to choose. The ideal unit should also incorporate a variety of clinical applications such as panoramic, cephalometric and 3D imaging ranging from small to larger fields of view. Furthermore, it is very important that your chosen unit is capable of targeting a focus area with the correct level of exposure, to ensure the patient is not exposed to any more radiation than is necessary. The main considerations should be the amount of exposure (mA and kVp), minimum image-quality parameters (eg. number of basis images, resolution), and restriction of the FOV to adequately visualise the region of interest. 

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So Why Invest?

To meet the modern demands of patients in an increasingly digital world, dental practices must make use of the highly sophisticated and advanced technologies available in the industry today, particularly in implant therapy, periodontal treatment, endodontics and restorative care. The information and insight provided by a CBCT is valuable knowledge for the planning of treatments, minimalising the risk of of possible complications and facilitating improved outcomes. A CBCT helps add value to a dental practice for patients and the team, something we at Hague recognised some time ago.