Radiography & 3D Imaging

CBCT Scanner – The most accurate planning for Implant surgery

What is a Dental CT Scanner?

A CT Scanner (computerised tomography) is a special kind of X-ray device that produces 3D colour images of your head, teeth, jaw bone and facial muscles in incredible detail. The conventional x-ray views most familiar to patients are only 2-dimentional and subject to varying degrees of distortion and inaccuracy. Where important anatomical structures must be avoided, the information they provide may therefore by inadequate.

The CT scan in contrast can provide life-sized 3-dimensional information of all regions of the upper and/or lower jaw from which precise measurements can be taken for pre-operative treatment planning. In some cases the CT scan may also be used to evaluate the results of bone-grafting procedures prior to placing Implants.

What are Dental and Dental Implant CT Scans used for?

Dental CT scans allow dentists to plan for complex dental procedures with incredible precision and accuracy by providing information about jaws in all three dimensions.


Diagnostic Dental CT scans are useful to Dentists in some of the following ways:

  • To check a patient’s suitability for Dental Implants
  • To check bone quality prior to placement of Dental Implants
  • To find the most suitable area in the jaw bone to place a Dental Implant
  • To have a 3D view of the sinus cavities, to assess the need for Sinus Lifts/Augmentation for Dental Implants
  • To evaluate Wisdom Teeth prior to removal
  • To look at the position of local nerves and arteries
  • Benefits to other general dental treatments, e.g. RCT where it gives precise Root Canal length.


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