Tuckerton Dental Offers A Cutting Edge Approach to Dental Implant Diagnostic Treatment Planning
WHY CONE BEAM TECHNOLOGY?
Cone Beam 3-D images provide high-definition, three-dimensional, digital data on precise anatomical information of all oral and maxillofacial structures with less radiation to the patient.
The i-CAT Enhances the Way Dentists See Their Patients
Surgical Predictability – The i-CAT gives dentists the complete anatomical information on bone and pathology prior to surgery, resulting in less trauma and predictable surgical outcomes.
Navigational Predictability – The anatomically accurate i-CAT images allow dentists to successfully create surgical plans and surgical guides prior to surgery.
Distortion-Free Measurements – The i-CAT produces anatomically accurate 3-D images used to create precise treatment plans leading to the most accurate treatment plans and successful surgical procedures.
Work Flow – The i-CAT takes 8.9-second open-environment patient scans and, within minutes, the data is transferred to the workstation computer for the dentist to begin diagnosis and treatment planning.
i-CAT Benefits for the Patient
- The i-CAT offers the highest level of surgical predictability, resulting in successful surgical outcomes for patients.
- Over ten times less radiation compared to a medical CT.
- A quick and easy 8.9-second scan producing the most anatomically accurate 3-D images of the mouth, face, and jaw.
- An open-environment scan increasing the patient’s comfort level.
- Lower patient cost than a medical CT.
- Reduces surgery time.
- The i-CAT is available to patients at Tuckerton Dental to avoid hospital visits and multiple appointments.
- Within minutes of the i-CAT scan, dentists are able to offer patients an immediate virtual diagnosis and treatment plan-all in one visit.
- Dr. Petrosky can easily share the 3-D data with a patient’s orthodontists, oral surgeon, or medical practitioner using free I-CAT Vision Software.
Surgical Predictability: 3-D Data For
- Implant Planning
- Third Molar Extraction
- Airway Assessments
ICAT Imaging (CT Scan)
3-D IMAGING – A TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
Right In The Office
Now, patients visiting Tuckerton Dental will benefit from having the most advanced 3-D dental and facial imaging available. Patients can view their CT scan along with Dr. Petrosky, which will allow us to better understand their diagnosis, treatment plan and expected outcome in one convenient visit. Patients no longer have to leave the office and visit a radiology center to have the CT scans obtained. Plus the patient does not require an additional consultation appointment with their surgeon to benefit from additional imaging.
3 Dimensional Imaging
The i-CAT’s 3-D, volumetric imaging system provides a complete view of all oral and maxillofacial structures, giving the most thorough diagnostic information possible. Dr. Petrosky can more accurately diagnose and predictably treat patients than with conventional 2 dimensional imaging. Every aspect of the facial skeleton can be evaluated with distortion-free images reconstructed from true volumetric data gathered by an advanced digital sensor. Measurements are all one-to-one, with no magnification error.
Standard of Care
The standard of care has changed. Patients are more informed and demand a higher level of care. Dr. Petrosky can now determine precise tooth position and the proximity of other vital structures such as adjacent teeth, the inferior alveolar nerve canal, the maxillary sinus walls, the nasal cavity and cortical borders.
Impacted Teeth in 3 Dimensions
Because of the I-CAT Scan, patients with impacted teeth will benefit from less surgical uncertainty than when diagnosed with 2 dimensional periapical or panoramic radiographs. We can now locate the impacted tooth precisely in 3 dimensions. This reduces surgery and anesthesia time which translates into smoother and more pain-free recoveries.
The precise location of an impacted tooth and its exact relationship to the inferior alveolar nerve, maxillary sinus or nasal cavity is identified. This will allow our patients to understand their risk of complications. With this technology, we can better plan and perform dentoalveolar surgery of all kinds.
Where is that supernumerary tooth? Orthodontic applications are numerous. From finding and defining the exact location of impacted and supernumerary teeth to full facial skeleton reconstructions, the applications of this technology to help orthodontists is limitless.
The Ultimate in Implant Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
The I-CAT provides us the best information available with which to treatment plan implant placement. Widely accepted as the ultimate diagnostic study for implant treatment planning, we now have the ability right in our office to study the maxilla and mandible, demonstrate the conditions to you and your patient and obtain predictable results with custom drill guides.
Vital structures and bone morphology at desired implant sites are identified and measured with absolute distortion free data that’s reconstructed in three dimensions. With this technology, in the convenience of our office at Tuckerton Dental, implant planning is optimized because we are able to visualize the opposing dentition while examining the proposed implant site. The I-CAT Scan provides for better implant placement and prosthetic outcomes.
A Myriad of Applications
The I-CAT has applications for every dental specialty. Endodontics, Orthodontics, temporomandibular joint studies, implants, pathology, trauma, congenital defects, orthognathics and more. We invite you to come and see how we can help you and your patients.
Listed below are sample reports provided by Imaging Sciences International, Inc. Please click on the thumbnails to view the reports. If you have any questions, please contact our office.