Your jaw is a 3-dimensional structure consisting of varying height, width and depth. Certain oral surgical procedures involve detailed surgery which is dependent on precise measurements of all three dimensions of your anatomical structures. If you are planning dental implant surgery, certain bone grafting procedures or other maxillofacial surgery a special x-ray called a CT-scan is sometimes prescribed in order to get a three dimensional picture of the surgical area.
When appropriate, Dr. Robert A. Weinstein will prescribe a digital CT-scan prior to precise planning of your maxillofacial surgery. This enables him to identify vital structures more precisely and to take exact measurements where needed in order to ensure that your surgery achieves the best possible results.
Dr. Weinstein uses state-of-the-art technology, such as 3-D digital CT-scanning, to determine precise measurements and exact locations of vital structures of the jaw or facial bones. This is an important part of the treatment planning process and can reduce a patient’s risk of negative side effects dramatically.