X-RAY: 3D and Digital

X-rays play an essential role in the diagnosis and therapy plan. We have been using the digital x-ray method in our surgery since 1999, thus exposing our patients only to very low levels of radiation. In addition, we also offer 3D x-rays.

Digital Volume Tomography (DVT) - X-Rays in 3d

The new 3D x-ray machine enables us to make a digital, three-dimensional image of the jaw within a few minutes. Furthermore, this modern system's radiation level is only very slightly higher than in digital panoramic x-rays.

The technique's benefits for our patients are:

Safety in Implant Planning

  • Implants can be put in place virtually in advance
  • Maximum use of the existing bone
  • Extensive bone augmentation can be avoided in many cases
  • Non-traumatic surgery technique: the mucous membrane is only punctured and not cut opened over a wider area, resulting in minmal pain following the procedure.
  • Basis for preparing a drill template for implantation

Further uses for 3D X-Rays:

  • Assessment of retained teeth: malpositioned wisdom teeth or canines
  • Assessment of intrabony pockets in the parodontally damaged bite
  • Diagnosis of endodontic (i.e. referring to the root canal) issues in root canal treatments
  • Help with planning orthodontic surgery: root end surgery or cyst surgery

Digital x-Ray

Digital x-rays (note: the 3D x-ray is also digital) have a number of advantages compared to traditional x-ray systems:

  • Up to 80% less radiation
  • Images are displayed much more quickly on-screen
  • Image editing: the x-ray image can be edited > enlarged, brightened, turned, etc.
  • No chemicals needed for development and, thus, environmentally friendly