Digital Volume Tomography
|Suitable for:||Digital 3D planning and navigation|
|Advantages:||High quality in real size|
|Risks:||Reduced radiation burden compared to conventional X-ray procedures|
Advantages of the Zahnklinik ABC Bogen
You benefit from the use of digital volume tomography:
- Reduced radiation burden compared to conventional X-ray procedures
- No appointment for CT and no contrast agent necessary
- Special functions such as zoom, measurement and contrast filter enable maximum precision and planning certainty prior to procedure
- High quality in real size
Functionality of Digital Volume Tomography
DVT uses the so-called tomography method and makes it possible to reconstruct the scanned area layer by layer in 3D.
While we take your 3D X-ray you don’t have to sit in a tiny box, instead you can take a comfortable seat in front of the machine that rotates around your head. This rotation yields up to 400 separate scans that constitute the three-dimensional image in the computer.
When is a DVT X-ray necessary?
Being commonly deployed for dentistry purposes, DVT is used to plan implantological procedures. With the resulting 3D images we can determine the perfect location for your implant or implants prior to the surgery. During the procedure, DVT allows us to precisely navigate and achieve the best possible outcome. We also use 3D diagnostics in other areas like the visualisation of the periodontal apparatus which holds your teeth. Here we can get valuable insights into the course of diseases, the position of displaced teeth and can identify diseases of the jaw cavity (maxillary sinus) and tumours. Ear, nose and throat specialists use DVT to examine the jaw cavity – which means that the boundaries between disciplines are transient.
Costs for the Digital Volume Tomography
The costs for your individual DVT vary greatly. We are here to make sure to consult you on any costs involved prior to your treatment, after your examination and after your health insurance has sent your personal therapeutic and cost schedule. We are also happy to give you helpful advice and go through possible alternatives. Don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions and concerns.