In our oral surgery practice we have an X-ray machine with 3D technology (digital volume tomography - DVT). With this new machine we extend our diagnostic options to the third dimension and can represent your jaw in its true three-dimensional space. This allows us to better analyze teeth position, the jaw joint and all anatomical structures of the facial bones in greater detail and determine an optimal individualized treatment method. This significant improvement in our diagnostic process allows us to plan operations more predictably and use the best possible method for the implant in order to meet the prosthetic requirements of your family dentist.
The DVT is used for the following tasks:
- Planning of dental implants
- Planning of bone reconstruction
- Localization of impacted and extra teeth
- Location of the nerve track in the lower jaw before a wisdom tooth removal
- Representation of the sinuses and nasal partition
- Fracture diagnostic of facial bones after accidents.
The examination offers the patient the following advantages:
- Up to 80% less radiation exposure compared with conventional computer tomography (CT)
- Performed and evaluated directly by the surgeon
- Representation of all structures in their original size (1:1)
- Free selection of the sectional plane, also during the examination
- No contrast medium needed
- Takes only a few minutes
- Focus on the representation of the bony structures, cartilage and teeth; and less on soft tissue
- Not reimbursed by government health insurances
Cost of the treatment:
Invoices are prepared according to Section 6, para. 2 of the valid statutory scale of fees for physicians (GOÄ) No.5370 and 5377 which is comparable to computer tomography (CT) Many private insurance companies cover the cost of DVT.
Simple examination, e.g. determining teeth position at 1.3x base rate: € 198.17
Complex examination, e.g. dental implant planning at 1.8x base rate: € 256.45