Digital volume tomography (DVT) is an imaging modality, which creates a three-dimensional image containing all data of interest in one run. In doing so, it allows a three-dimensional representation of jaw and tooth structures (teeth, tooth roots, tooth canals, bone) and thus more information for diagnosis and treatment planning.
One of the main areas of application of DVT is the planning of oral surgeries, including the surgical removal of wisdom teeth and the planning of dental implant treatment. Especially in the field of implantology DVT offers a very wide range of possibilities. Thanks to the imaging modality we are able to analyze and assess the bone structures and the bone stock of the implant better than before, also, the position of the implants can be planned extremely accurately, and thanks to the more accurate analysis of bone structures, it is now possible to make better use of the bone material available, so that in some cases we can even avoid bone augmentation procedures.