Dental Implant Imaging

Dental Implant Imaging

In the world of dental implant placement, imaging is the key to successful case planning. There are three main types of implant imaging widely used in the industry today.


The preliminary means of imaging is the Panoramic X-ray, which gives a broad overview of the entire mouth. They provide information about the teeth, upper and lower jawbone, and sinuses. Panoramic x-rays is the most commonly used imaging in the field of implantology. This method is useful in providing diagnostic information regarding identifiable landmarks, pathology, and initial estimates of bone availability.

The secondary means of imaging is the Dental CT Scan (computerized tomography), which is a type of X-ray that produces images of internal physical structures in cross section, far superior than the standard images produced by conventional X-ray exams. A CT allows the practitioner to select an area in question and see it from the side divided into cross sections, similar to a slice. A section of the jaw a few millimeters long can be selected from an overhead view and additional images will display the layout of that area from the side perspective. This is helpful to determine what implant diameter, size, and type should be used to maximize the implant to bone contact.



The Latest technology in dental imaging is Cone Beam Computed Tomography CBCT which implements revolutionary 3D Images with axial, coronal, and sagittal views and a stream of useful data that the doctor can reconstruct as in the form of images when needed, while delivering substantially less amounts of radiation to the patient.

In sum, all of the above are useful methods of dental implant imaging, giving the doctor many tools at his or her disposal with which to plan their case to best suit the patient's needs.

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