Implant planning using Digital Volume Tomography (DVT)
We strive to offer you the best possible surgical treatment. This also includes planning with state-of-the-art 3D X-ray technology. Conventional X-ray devices create a two-dimensional image which shows important insights for the diagnosis, e.g. caries identification or the localization of inflammations. However, two-dimensional images cannot depict important information regarding the anatomical structures - because a jaw is not flat like a sheet of paper. A 3D X-ray device (DVT) creates a three-dimensional dataset of the jaw or of a section of the jaw. This 3D volume can be cut in finest slices in all possible layers and enables a precise diagnosis.
Modern 3D X-ray diagnosis is indispensable in implantology. The implant is supposed to deliver perfect aesthetics and secure permanent hold, after all. This requires fitting the implant exactly into the anatomical conditions of the jaw. 3D diagnosis and virtual planning in a 3D model is used to exactly determine the distance between the implant and the nerve path when making implants in the lower jaw. The profile of the jawbone and the bone structure further determine the right angle for the implant - to give the implant maximum hold. For implants in the upper jaw, especially the data regarding the nerve path, the nose bottom and the sinus border deliver the prerequisites for the optimal choice of implant and its ideal position.
In order to precisely achieve the planned position of the implant, we work with drilling templates that we produce based on the 3D planning data. Using the drilling template, the position, angle and depth of the implant can be controlled securely.
Two implants are already inserted, three new implants are being planned using the 3D X-ray data.
Simulation of the implant position using computer analysis of the 3D X-ray data.