More Accurate Treatment with 3-D Dental Imaging
At Han & Ahn, DMD, PC, our doctors offer state-of-the-art cone beam computed tomography (CT) scans to evaluate your bone health before placing dental implants. Cone beam CT scanning produces high-quality three-dimensional images of your bone structure, jawbone density, and surrounding tissues and nerves. This information helps us plan and complete your dental implants surgery with precise, conservative techniques. We typically take the 3-D dental imaging scans during your consultation at our McLean, VA, practice to help Dr. Daniel SW Han accurately create a dental implants treatment for you. The images taken by the CT scan machine help make surgery safe and predictable for optimal, lasting results.
Accurate Planning with Cone Beam Technology
Before placing dental implants, Dr. Han needs to identify the best sites in your jaw that can support the titanium posts. An accurate image of your jaw's anatomical details is essential for determining candidacy. To protect and improve your oral health, our dental practice has invested in a cone beam CT scanner. These images help Dr. Han assess your bone density and other oral-facial structures to determine your candidacy. With detailed scans, he can more accurately recognize if you require any preparatory treatments such as a bone graft or a sinus lift.
Dr. Han can see exact representations of your oral structure for the most precise treatment planning. He can also perform highly accurate surgical procedures because of this technology. 3-D scans will allow Dr. Han to place your dental implant posts in the exact locations chosen previously, limiting the impact to your jaw and improving the likelihood of successful treatment.
Our advanced technology improves your treatment and results from restorative treatments, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and attractive smile again.
A Simple and Fast Scanning Procedure
The cone beam CT scanner is a rotating digital x-ray scanner that does not need any prior preparation. The patient sits in a chair while the scanner, which is fixed to a rotating arm, moves in a circle around the head. Cone-shaped beams of x-ray energy are directed towards the patient and electronic sensors record all the data. In less than 20 seconds, the scanner records the required information and produces high-quality images of the patient's teeth, jaws, and other details. These images can be viewed from different angles and magnifications, thus allowing Dr. Han to create a treatment plan that is tailored to suit your individual requirements.
A CT dental scan is a painless procedure that helps streamline the entire treatment process and reduce the number of office visits. The highly detailed imaging provides more accurate measurements and scans than ever available before. In addition, compared to traditional medical CT scanners or dental x-rays, our advanced machine is built to emit the lowest radiation possible.
Receive Advanced Treatment
Our advanced technology improves your treatment and results from restorative treatments, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and attractive smile again. Contact us to learn more about our dental solutions, and to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists.