The i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam Scanner Provides 3-D Images for Highly Accurate Treatment Planning

At Implant Dental, Dr. Kurt W. Kline is committed to using the latest dental technology to improve his patients’ care and to ensure accurate treatment. He proudly utilizes the i-CAT® FLX cone beam scanner at his Plattsburgh, NY-area practice. This computerized system generates 3-D digital scans that are more detailed than traditional 2-D x-rays. Using this advanced technology Dr. Kline can evaluate your candidacy for various treatments, minimize complications, and precisely plan for surgical procedures. With this innovative system, you can enjoy a quicker recovery with long-lasting results.

Digital 3-D dental x-ray
The i-CAT® FLX scanner uses focused energy to reduce light scatter, resulting in sharper images for more precise scans.

What Is the i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam Scanner?

The i-CAT® FLX Cone Beam Scanner uses special cone-shaped beams of x-ray light to capture images of your oral structure. The computerized tomography (CT) scanner will not only generate images of your teeth, it will reveal your overall oral structure, including your jawbone, soft tissues, and dental roots.

Dr. Kline can use the scanner for a diverse range of functions, such as:

  • Looking for signs of bone recession and determining your need for advanced bone regeneration or your candidacy for dental implants
  • Evaluating the height of your sinuses to decide if you require a sinus lift for dental implants treatment
  • Ascertaining the most appropriate positions for dental implants
  • Determining the proper type and number of implant posts for your needs
  • Creating a computer-guided surgery plan for more accurate treatment and efficient surgical procedures

What to Expect When You Receive Your Scans

The cone beam imaging process is quick and simple. You will need to remove any metal jewelry, hearing aids, or eyeglasses beforehand. Typically, you will also need to take out any dentures or removable dental prosthetics. However, you should bring them to your appointment so Dr. Kline can more accurately plan your implant surgery.

The i-CAT® FLX scanner will rotate 360 degrees around your head. In this way, this advanced technology can produce both 2-D images and 3-D images. The machine will have special rests to help you maintain a stationary position, limiting the number of scans you must undergo for a clear picture. In less than a minute, the scanner can produce a detailed view of your entire craniofacial structure.

The i-CAT® FLX cone beam scanner uses digital technology, so radiation exposure will be negligible. In addition, no radiation will remain in your body after the imaging process.

Advantages of i-CAT® FLX Technology

The i-CAT® FLX cone beam scanner offers a number of benefits.

  • Safe: The scanner uses digital technology, so radiation exposure will be negligible. In addition, no radiation will remain in your body after the imaging process. However, you should let Dr. Kline or a member of our team know if you are pregnant before you have scans taken.
  • Better image quality: Because the i-CAT® FLX scanner uses such focused energy, it reduces light scatter, resulting in sharper images for more precise scans.
  • Non-invasive: The scanner will never touch you. Therefore, it will be fast and easy for your dentist to capture the images he needs, without the need to bite on x-ray films.
  • Accurate treatment planning: With this system, Dr. Kline can determine the strongest positions for your implant posts. Therefore, your surgery can have less impact on your jaw and should involve minimal discomfort. Your recovery can also be shorter. Most importantly, you can experience a lower risk for surgical complications or implant failure.

Benefit from This Advanced Tool

Our office is dedicated to providing more accurate treatment with state-of-the-art technology. To learn more about the i-CAT® FLX cone beam scanner and how it can improve your care, contact Implant Dental today. Thanks in part to the advantages of this system, Dr. Kline is the region’s most trusted expert in implant dentistry.

Contact Us

Please use this form to contact us. We will get back to you as soon as possible.