Digital X-ray / Digital volume tomography (DVT)

Digital X-ray / Digital volume tomography (DVT)

Innovative digital X-ray technology uncompromisingly replaces conventional X-ray film in all film formats used in dentistry. Instead of a film, a special sensor is positioned and exposed to X-rays. The exposures can be directly discussed with the patient at the PC.

This modern method provides the following advantages:
  • 70-90 % less intraoral radiation for each exposure
  • No restrictions of the diagnostic spectrum
  • No chemicals to develop (and dispose of!)
  • Image processing and, if required, a printout are possible at any time

Our surgery also has the latest generation of digital volume tomography (DVT X-ray). We are able to carry out all necessary planning images locally and with only 20 % of the radiation exposure of a computer tomogram (CT). This enables more precise and comprehensive diagnosis within dental surgery, implantology, periodontology and, in some cases, endodontics as well. Dental volume tomography can be very helpful for planning the treatment with implants and better planning of surgical interventions such as the removal of wisdom teeth and root canal treatment.

What is digital volume tomography (DVT)?

Digital volume tomography is a state-of-the-art, three-dimensional X-ray method. This enables precise, high-resolution and anatomically meaningful images. Not only do the generated images show a precise three-dimensional representation of the structures (e.g. bones, teeth, neural cords, mandibular joint structures) in the jaw area, but also nasal cavities, maxillary cavities and sinuses.

Implantology in particular requires precise planning for a functional and aesthetically pleasing result. In the case of more complex planning, we employ 3D diagnostics in our practice with the aid of DVT. A three-dimensional image of the jaw is generated, which can be examined in individual sections. This means implants can be placed virtually in the jaw in advance on the computer so it is possible to see exactly where sufficient bone is present and where bone augmentation may be necessary.