How much is a CT Scan and Is it really necessary?
ALL patients who want to have Dental Implants require a CT Scan X-Ray so that your clinician can make an informed diagnosis of your bone structure in your Upper and Lower Jaw.
What is a CT Scan X-Ray used for by a dentist?
A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is an X-Ray technique that will create a highly detailed image of your Maxillar and Mandibular (Upper and Lower Jaw) where the dentist can ascertain the bone density, suitability and availability for Dental Implants.
Frequently asked questions
Am I suitable for a CT Scan?
The CT Scan X-Ray must be used carefully in relation to patients. Overall if you are pregnant you should not have any type of X-Ray at all. Other than that most people are suitable for a CT Scan as the focus for this is the Upper and Lower Jaw only.
Why do I need a CT Scan X-Ray?
We use a CT Scan X-Ray to enable the Dental Implant Dentist to ascertain the region of the jaw which is proposed for dental implants is suitable with sufficient available bone to support the dental implant.
Is the CT Scan X-Ray dangerous?
Simply answered No. By using the Vatech Pro we have the safest CT Scan X-Ray available for use to minimise the exposure for patients.
So what happens when I have the CT Scan?
You will stand upright with your head held in place by holding arms to lightly hold your head in place while the CT Scan X-Ray rotates around your head. The dentist will be observing you via a remote camera which also has sound so you can speak with the dentist. Once the CT Scan X-Ray is finished the image will be sent immediately to our computer system.
Is there anything I have to do to prepare for a CT Scan X-Ray?
There is nothing for you to do to prepare for a CT Scan X-Ray as it is a very quick process lasting no more than 30 seconds from start to finish.
How long do I have to wait for the result?
Once the image is on the computer system we will print a CD which will contain your imaging so you can take it home with you and an electronic version will be sent to the dentist for review. The dentist will create a treatment plan after reviewing the image several times using specialist software.