When I think about the things that have revolutionized my dental practice, the GXCB-500 Cone Beam system immediately comes to mind. The ability to capture 3-D images in my office greatly improves the dental implant experience for both the dentist and the patient.
Dental Implants are a major focus of my dental practice, which is located in Palm Harbor, Tampa Bay area of Florida. Approximately 40% of my practice is dental implant related.
With the GXCB-500, a patient can receive a scan on the initial examination visit. In addition to the information that the CT scan provides, I do a health history review, a comprehensive oral / periodontal examination, traditional 2-D dental x-rays and digital photographs. All of this usually takes 45 minutes.
Prior to dental implant placement, without 3-D imaging, I had to discuss the various senarios that “could” arise, using information from less detailed 2-D x-rays. Patients appreciate that the GXCB-500 exposes them to less radiation than medical CT scans.
More information including current cost of dental implants and dental implants prices can be found on my website:
Paul L Caputo, DDS
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A