The most important is diagnosis. We can assess the condition of your oral cavity very precisely due to the high-quality images taken with our CT scanner. The advanced digital dental diagnostics system Vatech Pax-i 3D Smart Plus is an apparatus that takes 3D, 2D pantomographic and cephalometric images, saving space, reducing costs and radiation dose. Due to the use of special sensors in the Vatech apparatus, the actual demand for X-rays is reduced by 50% compared to similar apparatuses.
With one scan, we obtain 2D and 3D images simultaneously. There's no need to irradiate a patient twice. It's the only system worldwide with such a solution.
When are 2D panoramic images taken?
There are many indications for the pantomographic image. One of them is, for instance, the procedure of tooth removal (so-called tooth extraction). Due to such an image, one can determine the exact shape of the tooth, its relation to structures and adjacent teeth. It's also performed in the case of dental or periodontal diseases. Such an affliction is, for instance, caries. It's frequently difficult to detect, especially when it's located at the interproximal contact area of two teeth or under fillings or prosthetic crowns. The pantomographic image allows detecting cavities, which are impossible to spot during an examination of the patient on a dental chair. In the case of periodontal diseases, such as periodontitis, the doctor may clearly diagnose the development of bone atrophy. Pantomographic images also show abnormalities, such as cysts or unfilled canals. This examination is also performed during the orthodontic treatment. It helps to identify malocclusions and prepare treatment. A pantomographic image is indispensable in the case of infections and injuries. It also allows to early detect and treat diseases that aren't accompanied by any pain complaints. In our clinic, taking the pantomographic image is a standard during the first visit. Due to this fact, the doctor can diagnose you quickly and accurately. The pantomographic image should be taken preventively once every 2-3 years.
When is the CBCT 3D image taken?
CBCT 3D, that is cone-beam computed tomography, is currently the latest global visualisation method of all head structures: jaw, mandible, temporomandibular joints, facial skeleton and sinuses. CBCT is used in periodontology, surgery, orthodontics, endodontics, the diagnostics of temporomandibular joint disorders and paranasal sinus diseases. It also plays an important role in implant planning and treatment, allowing, for instance, the accurate measurement of bone thickness and precise planning of selecting and locating implants. It allows for a definite diagnosis and adjustment of the treatment plan to each patient's individual needs. It results in higher effectiveness and much less risk of failure and complications.
In our clinic, we use this type of technology so that our patients can be confident that their visit will be conducted based on the highest standards. CBCT examinations, similarly to 2D panoramic images, are completely safe and painless for the patients.
Contraindications for taking X-rays
During the examination, a safe dose of radiation is used. However, pregnancy is considered a contraindication. Examinations with the use of X-rays may be harmful to a foetus and even result in its severe damage. A woman should always inform the doctor about her health state. However, sometimes there are situations when such an examination is necessary during pregnancy. It mostly pertains to injuries requiring an immediate diagnosis. In such a case, the health and life of the expectant mother is an absolute priority.