With the latest 3D x-ray (CBCT, Cone Beam) technology, Dr. Klim is able to digitally diagnose and plan dental implants to replace missing teeth. Within one scan hundreds of small images are taken of the skull and combined to form a 3D image of the jaw, teeth and soft tissue. This image can thereafter be digitally divided into thousands of views, which in enables to Dr. Klim to see the finest details of the jaw (including the joints) and teeth all the way to the root.
3D X-Ray/Cone Beam Technology
With this information in hand, Dr. Klim can then use sophisticated software to “virtually plan” implant placement. Once the planning portion is complete, the information is exported to a dental laboratory or in-office milling machine, and a guide or stint is fabricated.
This guide is then fit back into the patient’s mouth. Utilizing the opening or hole in the guide, the bone is prepared and the implant placed to the most accurate degree.
Implant placement is not the only use for 3D CBCT X-rays. Due to the abundant information obtained from a 3D x-ray, Dr. Klim is able to diagnose presented root damage and potential infections.
Since the jaw and joints are also in clear view, Dr. Klim is able to use 3D x-rays for diagnosing and treating TMJ/TMD, potential sleep apnea and much more.
Our Santa Rosa, CA office serves Sonoma County & the Bay Area including San Francisco, Petaluma, Napa
- James Klim, DDS, FAGD, AAACD