The ultimate level of Implant Dentistry
The Straumann® Dental implant System
With its roots in Swiss precision engineering and clinical excellence, the Straumann® Dental lmplant System is renowned for its exceptional quality and reliability.
It is one of the most extensively scientifically documented implant systems in the world.
A - Dental Implants supporting overdentures
B - Dental Implants supporting a bridge
C - Dental Implant to replace a single missing tooth
Our decision to introduce cone beam technology was initially based on the knowledge that the state-of-the-art in implant treatment planning involved the use of three-dimensional imaging;
We selected the Sirona Orthophos XG 3D because of its accuracy, and its ability to take both a two-dimensional panoramic as well as a three-dimensional cone beam image. As an instrument for treatment planning implant cases, it exceeded all of our expectations, with the added bonus of being able to take more cases from diagnosis to completion.
3D technology is becoming increasingly well established in dental practices around the world. For more precise diagnoses and explanations of treatment, 3D X-rays offers a number of advantages.
We have found that 3-D imaging became indispensable in a wide range of dental diagnosis and treatment planning, to the point that there are many cases today where we cannot even imagine understanding how to best help a patient without the use of the third dimension.
We found applications in endodontics with visualizing fractured roots, periapical pathology, and accessory canals; in treatment planning for the extraction of third molars in proximity to the mandibular nerve; in diagnosing pathology of all types; in understanding the cause of previously undiagnosed pain; in visualizing sinus pathology; in understanding the ethology of temporomandibular joint dysfunctions; and in diagnosing the true extent of periodontal pathology and disease in localized areas. And while we do not practice orthodontics, we are well aware of the orthodontic applications of 3-D imaging.
In implant treatment planning, we have come to hold the strong opinion that the standard of care today in implant dentistry is to recommend 3-D imaging for implants for nearly every patient, and because of this it would be poor practice to do implants without using 3-D imaging.
This philosophy has quickly expanded into all phases of our practice of dentistry.
The presence of this technology has forever altered the standard of care in our profession with respect to diagnosis and treatment planning. 3-D cone beam imaging has raised the bar and redefined the standard of care for many areas of dental practice.