Irwin, PA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Frank Aiello, is helping his dental implant patients receive even better outcomes with their new permanent teeth by using the latest cone beam CT technology prior to the procedure. With this latest X-ray technology, Dr. Aiello is able to see a 3D view of the patients jaw anatomy, helping him pinpoint the exact optimal placement for their new permanent implants.
Cone beam CT technology has been gaining popularity in the dental industry over the past several years as professionals—particularly those placing dental implants—recognize its importance in helping them navigate the complex anatomy of the jaw. With cone beam CT technology, Dr. Aiello and other dentists are able to see a 3D view of the patient’s bone and soft tissue, exposing the exact placement of nerves, sinuses, and more. Cone beam CT scans offer dramatically improved visibility than their traditional digital X-ray counterparts, which only offer a flat, 2D image of the patient’s jaw and teeth.
Cone beam CT (CBCT) scanners use a rotating image device that circles around the patient’s head to produce an image. The scanner records up to 600 different X-ray views within one minute, giving doctors a comprehensive 3D model of the patient’s jaw and head anatomy. The digital image can be rotated and manipulated on the computer screen in a number of different ways, providing a real-life picture of each person’s unique bone and soft tissue structure.
Using the advanced imaging technology, Dr. Aiello can accurately place dental implants, which involve surgically inserting a small titanium screw in the patient’s jaw bone, in the void of a missing tooth. These implants act as a natural tooth root, and once healed, are used to attach an artificial crown that essentially looks and feels like a natural tooth. As a completed unit, a permanent dental implant is just as strong as a natural tooth, and restores total function to the patient’s mouth.
Dr. Frank Aiello has more than three decades of experience as a practicing dentist. He completed his dental education at The Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine and has remained highly active in continuing dental education ever since. Dr. Aiello is one of the most accomplished dental professionals in the Irwin and North Huntingdon areas, and has achieved the Fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry, something that less than 5 percent of all dentists have attained through continuing education.
To learn more about the cone beam CT technology that Dr. Aiello uses for restore implants in Irwin, PA, please visit http://www.aiellodental.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wn1MWH4ICg.
Name: Dr. Frank Aiello
Phone: (724) 216-0343
Organization: Aiello Dental Associates
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