Digital X-rays with DVT: Your dentist in Freiburg plans three-dimensionally

In medicine, it should be first and foremost about knowledge and facts – not about faith, let alone hope!

Digital three-dimensional X-ray technology is an important part of our daily work. Above all, it demonstrates the exact locations of anatomical structures prior to surgical interventions. This means for our patients – safe gentle treatments that can be planned ahead of time!

DVT – the digital volumomograph in dental practice

The low-radiation “Cone beam volume CT” is the most modern form of X-ray technology. In our dental practice in Freiburg, we use three-dimensional images to assess and plan surgical procedures in advance.

Implant examples:

  • We are able to visualize the sensitive structures of the nerve tracts, the jawbone, the sinus cavity of the upper jaw, and the muscles.
  • We can identify the height and width of the jaw bone allowing decisions over possible bone augmentation to be made.
  • We can determine the ideal position for each individual implant.
  • Only in this way is a gentle (minimally invasive) implantation procedure possible.

“Permanent teeth in one day” is not possible without DVT!
A treatment method such as All-on-4® would not possible without the use of a DVT.

Find out more: Permanent new teeth in a day with All-on-4®

Classical X-ray images are certainly sufficient for many diagnoses. Three-dimensional digital images, however, provide us with a wealth of information that enables the current situation to be optimally assessed – the diagnosis becomes more objective!

In the end, whether 2-D or 3-D, the decision impacts a person.

One thing is certain, an X-ray cannot replace the dentist’s experience! In the end we have to interpret the pictures and make decisions about treatments and therapies.

Based on this three-dimensional data, we collect additional facts that allow a more objective diagnosis. Ultimately, however, no picture replaces a doctor’s experience, and the images still require interpretation!

Incidentally, when compared to a conventional computer tomograph, the radiation exposure of a DVT is significantly lower for our patients. The X-ray images produced via DVT are only exposed very briefly, and when compared to a CT, the radiation dose is less than one tenth!