3D X-ray with DVT

Digital volume tomography (dvt)

The digital volume tomograph (DVT) is a high-tech X-ray device that was specially developed for the head area. It can be used to create three-dimensional images. The main advantage of DVT recordings is that they enable a much more precise and meaningful diagnosis:

For example, it is often only possible to see the exact width of the jawbone or to assess the spatial course of an important nerve tract and to protect it accordingly with the 3D representation.

The advantages of digital volume tomography:

  • We can get a more accurate picture of the anatomical relationships because the structures of the body are also shown in depth. Furthermore, the recordings are particularly detailed, true to scale and undistorted.
  • In general, treatments such as implantations can be planned more precisely and therefore usually carried out more safely and gently.
  • Compared to the commonly used computed tomography (CT), DVT has significantly reduced radiation.
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How DVT works:

  1.  The DVT provides individual cross-sectional images of the jaw or the entire head.
  2.  These individual images can either be used directly for true-to-scale measurement or combined with the help of a computer program to form a complete image of the jaw.
  3. The complete image is then available on the monitor, for example for computer-aided 3D implant planning.

The advantages of 3D implant planning:

  • A more precise assessment and thus more comprehensive protection of sensitive areas of the jaw (e.g. nerve tracts) are possible.
  • Any bone augmentation that may be required can be avoided under certain circumstances, since the existing bone is better utilized.
  • The appearance and the exact alignment of the denture (e.g. a crown) can often be determined before the procedure – this procedure, which is based on the desired result, has advantages for dental aesthetics.

This is how 3D planning works:

  • 1. Individual layered images of your jaw are created using modern three-dimensional X-ray technology.
  • 2. These individual images are assembled into a complete image by a computer program. Your jaw is then available on the monitor as a three-dimensional image. We can rotate it, view it from all sides and enlarge it as we like.
  • 3. The insertion of the artificial tooth roots is carried out “virtually” on the monitor before the actual implantation and taking into account the optimal position.

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