Radiography and 3D imaging
Radiography (x-Rays) help us to accurately diagnose some problems with teeth. In dental implantology radiography is a valuable tool to allow us to assess the bone that is present and to check that the proposed position of the implant is correct.
2D Radiographic Imaging
This has been available for many years and is still our most used type of X-Ray image. We use digital imaging which dramatically reduces the radiation dose of our radiographs.
3D Radiographic imaging
We are proud to have a 3D radiographic imaging machine. This is called a Cone Beam Scanner. The machine that we use is made by the Kodak Corporation and it is particularly suited to dental implantology because it limits the amount of X-Ray exposure to a relatively small volume of the jaw thus making it a very low-dose X-Ray machine. Our Cone Beam Scanner give us fantastic 3-D images of the areas where we want to place implants. It thus enables us to plan the placement of our implants more accurately.
Some radiographs are difficult to interpret. We are delighted to have Ng Suk who is a Specialist in Maxillofacial Radiology. She is also trained as a Consultant. To read more about Suk click here.