PreXion 3D: More Information Means Better Diagnosis and Treatment

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 03/08/2010
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Are you keeping up? With the information highway growing every year, and because our patients are more informed about medical and dental treatments, more and better diagnostic and treatment tools are beneficial for both the patient and the dentist.

Are you keeping up? With the information highway growing every year, and because our patients are more informed about medical and dental treatments, more and better diagnostic and treatment tools are beneficial for both the patient and the dentist.

Read Beyond the Cover

Cone beam technology is increasing in popularity for many reasons, including its high diagnostic quality, fast scan time, and reduced radiation exposure for patients and staff. And while cost is always an issue, with the number of companies selling CBCT scanners increasing, the price has gone down, making it affordable for just about everyone. But it shouldn?t always be about cost. What about the value of the information you can acquire with this technology? Digital images allow us to view the oral cavity in one dimension, but a CBCT scan allows us to view the oral cavity in multiple planes. It?s like buying a book and only reading the cover. A CBCT scan allows you to open the book and read so much more.

PreXion 3D?Affordable Technology

One of the CBCT scanners that has moved to the top of my list is the PreXion 3D from PreXion, Inc. This system delivers high-resolution volume acquisition with 512 initial x-ray views in 19 seconds, which are then reconstructed into 3D views of the patient?s oral anatomy. In addition, Prexion 3D is affordably priced, making it ideal for any practice that wants to perform in-office surgical implant procedures or use 3D imaging for diagnosis in general dentistry or any specialty.

Gold Standard

Since more information is always beneficial, everyone can agree that the CBCT scan is the gold standard. From a legal point of view, the ultimate evaluation is whether a CBCT scan is necessary to perform the subject procedure. By using a CBCT I can perform procedures with more confidence in my operative skills, and I am able to discover problems that I can treat, increasing the productivity of my practice. At the end of the day I am a better practitioner and I have improved my bottom line.

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