The PlanMeca ProMax 3D CBCT imaging unit allows Anchor Bay Oral Surgery, PC to provide our patients, the latest in state-of-the-art dental imaging technology.
CBCT imaging makes it possible to visualize teeth, the surrounding bone and the facial skeleton in 3-dimensions as opposed to the conventional 2-dimensional X-rays.
The ProMax technology employs a ‘pulsed’ cone shaped beam giving shorter exposure times, and provides up to 10 x LESS radiation than a medical CT scan. When applicable, the ProMax 3D MID allows us to utilize an “Ultra Low Dose” protocol to drive radiation levels even lower than previously marketed CBCT x-ray imaging units. These features help Anchor Bay Oral Surgery strive to deliver radiologic services with the ALARA principle – As Low As Reasonably Attainable.
As with all digital imaging, the ability to store, transfer and enhance images improves communication with our patients and our referring dentists and physicians, as well as streamlining insurance claim submission.
Advantages of ProMax 3D MID imaging system
The ProMax CBCT scanner allows us to choose the field of view, or scanning area, that best suits a patient’s specific treatment needs, further limiting radiation exposure by focusing on the specific area of concern. Multiple volume sizes are easily selectable. Dental models and dental impressions can also be scanned.
Images that can be attained
Dental CBCT scanning increases the quality and accuracy of radiographic images that can be used for diagnosing impacted and mal-positioned teeth, cysts, infection and lesions affecting the jaw bone. These images can assist in treatment planning with complex anatomical structures, aid in planning and placement of dental implants and for assistance in the diagnosis of trauma-related injuries.
3D assessment of impacted teeth
3D evaluation and implant planning
3D evaluation of trauma
3D facial photography – a non-radiation exposure process
In summary, the high quality images the ProMax 3D scanner produces assist us in treatment planning, explaining a patient’s need and enables us to better address any questions; with the primary goal to provide our patients enhanced oral surgery services and treatment outcomes, while limiting the radiation exposure: to “as low as reasonably attainable.”