3D Volumetric Dental Tomography

3D Volumetric Dental Tomography is a radiological diagnostic method that uses X-rays to create a cross-sectional image of the desired region for examination. The tomographic image allows visualization of bone and soft tissue details that are not visible in normal X-ray films.

With 3D Volumetric Dental Tomography, numerous sections are taken from axial, sagittal, and coronal planes. These sections are then re-sliced and reconstructed using advanced software to enable visualization of the targeted area from the desired angles and directions.

These sections provide high diagnostic details and measurement accuracy, serving as a guide in various treatments. Additionally, a volumetric image of the skull can be created, allowing for examination of the bone structure.

Areas Where 3D Volumetric Dental Tomography is Commonly Used:

  • Wisdom tooth extraction
  • Diagnosis of cysts and tumors
  • Implant procedures
  • Impacted tooth surgeries
  • Measurement of bone depth and volume
  • Examination of precise anatomical formations
  • Utilized in all types of bone-related operations.

How is 3D Volumetric Dental Tomography Performed?

No additional preparation is required from patients to undergo dental tomography. The procedure can start immediately after the patient is prepared. Initially, a two-dimensional image is taken as a reference. Without removing the patient from the tomography machine, the target area for imaging is determined based on the captured image on the screen.

An image is then taken from the determined region and transferred to the computer. The acquired images are quickly transformed into a report format and delivered to individuals.

Is the Radiation Exposure High in 3D Volumetric Dental Tomography?

In our rapidly advancing technological world, thanks to state-of-the-art tomography devices, the radiation dose from a single scan is actually lower than that of a two-dimensional panoramic X-ray, contrary to what might be assumed.

What is the Difference Compared to Conventional Dental X-rays?

The most significant difference compared to conventional dental X-rays is that in other X-rays, the image is seen in two dimensions, like a page of a book, which means the image is not conveyed accurately and clearly. Through 3D volumetric dental tomography, the desired jawbone can be observed in three dimensions. This allows for the visualization of the thickness, length, and width of the jawbones and teeth in sections smaller than a millimeter. Consequently, it enables a detailed view of all teeth, the jawbone, and even the surrounding airway spaces.