Figure 1: CT cone beam at Dr. Hung & Associates Dental Center.Our dental center is equipped with a Gendex CBCT system from the USA, which is known as one of the most famous and popular dental equipment cooperations in the world. The system uses I- CAT VISIONTM and DICOM standard which allow doctors to easily export and import data by using software applications such as: Nobel Guide, Simplant, Materalise, Tr- win, Dolphin, Densply… Thanks to the support of CBCT along with a team of experienced dental specialists, Dr. Hung and associates dental center has been successful in various areas of treatment:• Implant placement: well-defined 3D Images obtained from CBCT allow doctors to accurately assess the bone condition and prognosticate the success of the implant. In addition, CBCT software combined with the Nobel Clinician supports doctors in determining the precise pre-planned position of the implant so that the success rate of implant placement can be improved, leading to minimizing possible health risks to patients.A male patient wants to restore the lost teeth.
Figure 2: A closer look at recent condition of the patient’s teeth.After carefully studying about clinical condition and CBCT combined with dedicated implant software, a total of 7 and 4 implants needs to be placed in the upper jaw and lower one, respectively. The result after treatment.
Figure 3: The patient’s CT images after implant placement.
Figure 4: A closer look at the patient’s dental implants.
Figure 5: The result after a complete treatment.• Endodontic treatment: CBCT is very useful in many complicated cases such as calcification, cured root canals. Besides, CBCT provides the number of root canals. This helps avoid missing the root canals when obturation. With the aid of CBCT, our Endodontists have successfully treated many complicated cases.A patient came to see dentists with a pain in the right maxillary first molar which had a big filling next to the pulp cavity (figure 6). This patient was then advised to have root canal treatment. With the help of CBCT, the doctor correctly identified 4 root canals. This made the treatment much more accurate in order to avoid missing canals which could have caused a treatment failure.
Figure 6: The patient’s tooth being diagnosed with affected first molar
Figure 7: A CT image of the molar after treatment.• Orthodontics: CBCT is indicated if Orthodontists need more accurate information about the status of lesions and impacted teeth in the jaw, thereby giving more precise treatment plans.The patient is needed the orthodontic treatment. Clinically found missing right mandibular tooth.
Figure 8: the CBCT filmIn CBCT film (figure 8), the doctor identified that this tooth was impacted. In this case, the extraction of it could lead to a severe bone loss, thus it would be necessary to delay the extraction. (The extraction would be performed after endodontic treatment).