Before the exam, it is important that the patient removes all metals from their body (earrings, necklace, piercing, dentures, etc.).
Our dental assistant will inform the patient about the examination and provide them with the proper instructions before the imaging. In addition to the low radiation dose, full protection of the patient is ensured with a lead vest.
The patient is required not to move for the duration of the exam (20-40 seconds) so that evaluable images could be produced. Otherwise, a blurred image may appear, which might make it necessary to repeat the exam.
The first step of the examination is taking a small image, with only 5% of the radiation dose of a panoramic X-ray. This is the so-called mapping phase, when the state-of-the-art CBCT device calculates the required radiation dose based on the patient's structure (morphology). (Personalized radiation exposure thanks to SmartAuto Technology).
The completed recordings are handed over to the patient on DVD, in digital format.
Considering that a 3D program is used to design an implant, there is a minimal chance of needing another exam because the positioning of the implant is done with a computer aid. With the help of the so-called Face-scan option, even the patient’s face can be displayed by taking a CBCT scan in order to present the final result.