The Dental Health Centre in Grantham has invested in a Sirona XG3D dental CT scanner – making implant treatment, safer, quicker and more affordable for our patients and making us one of the most technologically advanced dental clinics across Lincoln and Lincolnshire, Grantham, Bingham and Sleaford.
We are proud to have joined an increasing number of forward thinking practices in introducing this advanced technology that allows our patients to leave the chair with dental implants the same day and experience the gold standard in implant treatment.
Replacing teeth with dental implants has traditionally been associated with long periods of healing but with our state-of-the-art equipment the time can be dramatically reduced. Instead of taking up to six months, patients at the Dental Health Centre where suitable can have teeth removed, implants placed and a provisional restoration fixed in just one day.
The main benefit of using a CT scanner is improving patient safety. at The Dental Health Centre Grantham can see with pinpoint accuracy exactly what he wants to be doing and what he needs to avoid before he starts any treatment.
We believe the placement of dental implants without the use of a CT scanner is taking an unacceptable risk with a patient’s wellbeing. We can offer everything our patients require at The Dental Health Centre Lincoln, rather than having to send them to a specialist scanning centre as we did previously.
Modern CT machines deliver a very low dose of radiation and measure the depth, width and density of the jaw bone, and more importantly the depth of bone near vital structures, like nerve canals and sinus cavities, in a 3D view. These incredibly detailed 3D images aid the precise placement of implants allowing for vastly increased accuracy.
Imagine sitting in a chair looking at an object in the middle of the room with one eye closed compared to getting out of the chair, using two eyes and walking around the object to get the full picture. That is how much difference a CT scanner makes to planning dental implant treatment, it is a phenomenal advancement in the delivery and care of patients.