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i-CAT for Implants & OMS

For Dental Implants

Place & Restore with Accuracy & Confidence

From analysis, through planning and placement, to complete restoration, i-CAT® allows clinicians surgical predictability with treatment planning in full 3D with restorative outcomes in mind. i-CAT’s high resolution, volumetric images provide complete 3D views for more thorough analysis of bone structure and tooth orientation.

Collect precise data and measurements such as buccolingual dimensions, concavities and bone height. In the case of multiple implants, calculate perfect positioning.


Map an entire course of treatment from surgical placement of the implant and abutment, all the way to final restoration. An extensive library of implant templates affords best possible selection of suitable implant type, size, location, and angulations prior to surgery.

Create Surgical Guides and Precise Outcomes

Combine the system’s fast scan workflow and unique open software architecture to expand implant planning capabilities. i-CAT is universally compatible with all leading surgical guide providers, including SimPlant® and SurgiGuide, NobelGuide®, SICAT®, iDent®, and gives the convenient ability to order guides directly through the included i-CAT software from Anatomage®.

        

 For Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Confidently Map Surgical Treatment Plans

Combine the system’s fast scan workflow and unique open software architecture to expand implant planning capabilities. i-CAT is universally compatible with all leading surgical guide providers, including SimPlant® and SurgiGuide, NobelGuide®, SICAT®, iDent®, and gives the convenient ability to order guides directly through the included i-CAT software from Anatomage®.

       




Panoramic X-ray

 

Panoramic X-rays (also known as Panorex® or orthopantomograms) are wraparound photographs of the face and teeth.  They offer a view that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye.  X-rays in general, expose hidden structures, such as wisdom teeth, reveal preliminary signs of cavities, and also show fractures and bone loss.

Panoramic X-rays are extraoral and simple to perform.  Usually, dental X-rays involve the film being placed inside the mouth, but panoramic film is hidden inside a mechanism that rotates around the outside of the head.

Unlike bitewing X-rays that need to be taken every few years, panoramic X-rays are generally only taken on an as-needed basis.  A panoramic X-ray is not conducted to give a detailed view of each tooth, but rather to provide a better view of the sinus areas, nasal areas and mandibular nerve. Panoramic X-rays are preferable to bitewing X-rays when a patient is in extreme pain, and when a sinus problem is suspected to have caused dental problems.

Panoramic X-rays are extremely versatile in dentistry, and are used to:

  • Assess patients with an extreme gag reflex.
  • Expose cysts and abnormalities.
  • Expose impacted teeth.
  • Expose jawbone fractures.
  • Plan treatment for dental implants
  • Reveal gum disease and cavities.

How are panoramic X-rays taken?

The panoramic X-ray provides the dentist with an ear-to-ear two-dimensional view of both the upper and lower jaw.  The most common uses for panoramic X-rays are to reveal the positioning of wisdom teeth and to check whether dental implants will affect the mandibular nerve (the nerve extending toward the lower lip).

The Panorex equipment consists of a rotating arm that holds the X-ray generator, and a moving film attachment that holds the pictures.  The head is positioned between these two devices.  The X-ray generator moves around the head taking pictures as orthogonally as possible.  The positioning of the head and body is what determines how sharp, clear and useful the X-rays will be to the dentist.  The pictures are magnified by as much as 30% to ensure that even the minutest detail will be noted.

Panoramic X-rays are an important diagnostic tool and are also valuable for planning future treatment.  They are safer than other types of X-rays because less radiation enters the body.

If you have questions or concerns about panoramic X-rays, please contact our oral surgery office.