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| opinion 3-D technology 30 CAD/CAM 2 2016 The 3-D Difference: Cone Beam CT diagnostics to enhance treatment—Part 2 Author: Dr Anthony Ramirez, USA This article will deliberate advanced implant den- tistry using the 3-D difference to diagnose and treatmentplanthefailingmaxillaryarchinthethird dimension. What I know now can be directly at- tributedtoGALILEOSConeBeamandcanbeapplied to any advanced dental case. Treatment planning the decimated and devastated dentition necessi- tatestheprerequisiteforenhanced3-Dimaging.Of the cases presented here, all come diagnostically driven with the 3-D imaging of GALILEOS, ensuring optimal treatment outcomes. I practice life chang- ing dentistry and have been doing so for over eight years with GALILEOS. The technology I have invested in has facilitated these treatments, as well as afforded patients the assurance of my judgement as they see first-hand the benefit of having these technologies. In short, the outcome is unmatched and how they advance my treatment planning and treatment skills in all cases. We can reveal, identify and present more care with this ra- diographic modality. We do dentistry differ- entlyandutiliseadvancedtreatmentmodal- ities to increase the longevity of treatment rendered. Using careful 3-D analysis and guided implantology where possible, we can safely and precisely place restoratively drivenimplants.Wewilluseconebeamcom- putedtomography(CBCT)imagingtoconfirmoral- terourdiagnosiswhenconventional2-Dimagingis limited in its diagnostic value. I perform complete site assessment, tooth by tooth, and rapidly transfer the information to the patient chair-side. 3-D imaging improves and elevates our diagnostic ability and can facilitate the removal of diseased tissue—i.e. hopeless carious or periodon- tally involved teeth—and expose unseen periapical or inter-radicular pathology. We dentists strive to improve patients’ lives, but sometimes we are faced with hopeless dentitions requiring enhanced diagnostics and many dental disciplinestotreatglobally.Psychologicalcomplex- ities with medical and financial capabilities are fac- Fig. 2a Fig. 2b Fig. 1a Fig. 1b 22016

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