Digital Volume Tomographie
Whether implants are planned for an entire jaw or for segments thereof, careful planning is of the utmost importance. The first examination analyses the available bone mass with x-rays giving a two dimensional image of the jaw’s height and width. With the help of DVT the jaw can be shown three-dimensionally as well.
Using a modern computer software many of the steps that are important in planning implantation can be simulated and optimally projected. With this technology, it is possible in many cases that the dentist sets the implant without flapping the gums back surgically. This makes the recovery for comfortable for the patient with much less pain and swelling as a result. Subsequently, in many cases, operating time can be reduced significantly and bone integration is improved as well.
3D Implant Planning makes it possible for dentist and patient to project the probable result. In cases with multiple gaps the dentist can predict the chewing functionality and the aesthetic result beforehand.
Besides the aesthetic and functional results, 3D planning can also recognize and help avoid possible risks. For example, knowing the location of nerves, blood vessels and sinuses can help to avoid injuring anatomic structures.
Advantages of 3D Implant Planning
- Use of the available bone mass can be optimized
- The bone layers surrounding the Implant can be maintained at minimal thickness
- Bone augmentation is less likely to be necessary
- The optimal positioning of the implant for follow-up prosthetics is guaranteed
- No anatomic injury to the surrounding area