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Premier 3D Imaging's mobile CBCT unit allows dental professionals to offer improved patient care with affordable and convenient on-demand access to advanced Cone Beam Tomography three-dimensional imaging technology. Advanced dental professionals use Cone Beam Tomography to focus on potential issues that may be difficult or impossible to see using traditional two-dimensional X-rays while using a fraction of the radiation exposure of a traditional medical CT scan. Using a three-dimensional image also allows for dental procedures to be fully planned before patients arrive in the office while reducing complications, procedure time, follow-up visits and provides for an overall better experience for the patient.

As the only mobile CBCT scanner serving the Rocky Mountain area, the mobility provided by Premier 3D Imaging allows any Colorado or Wyoming based dental professional access to the technology as needed and at the location most convenient to the patient.  

 

We offer a wide range of imaging for General Dentists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Endodontists, Periodontists, and Orthodontists. The images range from 6X6 cm to 15X15 cm. All images receive a pathology report by a licensed Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist. In addition, all of our referring doctors have direct access to a radiologist dedicated the her/his practice. The dedicated radiologist will be able to provide services that include but are not limited to implant planning and diagnostic image portfolios.

 

 

Normally a two-dimensional image is taken to obtain information for diagnosis and treatment planning. These images offer only a limited view of the teeth and bony structures. The content of conventional images can be overlapped which leaves a lot of valuable information open for human interpretation.

With three-dimensional radiography, your provider obtains information of hard and soft tissues in the form of 3D voxels as opposed to pixels. Through sophisticated technology, computations are made that forms these voxels into one three-dimensional image of the area of concern. These images can be rotated and cut into slices to see virtually everything in size ratio of 1:1. This information provides a wealth of knowledge for diagnosis and treatment planning that one could not obtain otherwise. This technology leads to better treatment planning, higher success rates and an improved patient experience.

 

 

 The American Association of Endodontist and The American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology issued a joint position statement on the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography in Endodontics.   The full text of the position statement can be viewed on their website: www.aae.org and concludes with the following recommendations for limited FOV CBCT scans:

  • Recommendation 1: Intraoral radiographs should be considered the imaging modality of choice in the evaluation of the endodontic patient.
  • Recommendation 2: Limited FOV CBCT should be considered the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis in patients who present with contradictory or nonspecific clinical signs and symptoms associated with untreated or previously endodontically treated teeth.
  • Recommendation 3: Limited FOV CBCT should be considered the imaging modality of choice for initial treatment of teeth with the potential for extra canals and suspected complex morphology, such as mandibular anterior teeth, and maxillary and mandibular premolars and molars, and dental anomalies.
  • Recommendation 4: If a preoperative CBCT has not been taken, limited FOV CBCT should be considered as the imaging modality of choice for intra-appointment identification and localization of calcified canals.
  • Recommendation 5: Intraoral radiographs should be considered the imaging modality of choice for immediate postoperative imaging.
  • Recommendation 6: Limited FOV CBCT should be considered the imaging modality of choice if clinical examination and 2-D intraoral radiography are inconclusive in the detection of vertical root fracture.
  • Recommendation 7: Limited FOV CBCT should be the imaging modality of choice when evaluating the nonhealing of previous endodontic treatment to help determine the need for further treatment, such as nonsurgical, surgical or extraction.
  • Recommendation 8: Limited FOV CBCT should be the imaging modality of choice for nonsurgical retreatment to assess endodontic treatment complications, such as overextended root canal obturation material, separated endodontic instruments, and localization of perforations.
  • Recommendation 9: Limited FOV CBCT should be considered as the imaging modality of choice for presurgical treatment planning to localize root apex/apices and to evaluate the proximity to adjacent anatomical structures.
  • Recommendation 10: Limited FOV CBCT should be considered as the imaging modality of choice for surgical placement of implants (26).
  • Recommendation 11: Limited FOV CBCT should be considered the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis and management of limited dento-alveolar trauma, root fractures, luxation, and/or displacement of teeth and localized alveolar fractures, in the absence of other maxillofacial or soft tissue injury that may require other advanced imaging modalities (27).
  • Recommendation 12: Limited FOV CBCT is the imaging modality of choice in the localization and differentiation of external and internal resorptive defects and the determination of appropriate treatment and prognosis (28, 29).

 

Oral Maxillo-Facial Radiologists are dentists who specialize in interpreting radiographic images and have received additional training and education.  Your image will contain information pertinent to your provider. However, your image will also contain information of other hard and soft tissues in the surrounding areas that need to be evaluated for other forms of pathology. Radiologists are uniquely qualified to evaluate the entire image for other abnormalities such as a potential cancer. This can lead to an early diagnosis of more serious conditions, which can lead to higher success rates for treatment. The radiologist can also aid in the diagnosis and treatment planning of the dental area of concern.

Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling us at 970-833-0332.