Precise Implant Size Selection and Placement Planning using CBCT Scan Technology
The case presented here details the process by which Dr. Noumbissi uses dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) technology also commonly called 3D dental imaging to diagnose and plan the course of treatment for all our implant patients. This technology has been available in our practice since 2007. The images obtained from the CBCT are reconstructed with a specialized software called InVivo5 (www.Anatomage.com).
The diagnostic aspect of the InVivo5 software allowed Dr. Noumbissi to visualize the patient’s bone and determine prior to surgery the volume (height and width) and the quality (density) of the bone at the projected implantation site. Critical anatomical structures like the floor of the nose in relation to the implant were also evaluated in a three-dimensional manner.
The implant planning aspect of InVivo5 software made it possible for Dr. Noumbissi to select the precise implant size and type specifically indicated to replace this patient’s front tooth. A surgical guide was also generated from the CBCT data;the surgical guide makes it possible for Dr. Noumbissi to transfer the virtual plan to the patient during implant placement.