Dental diagnostics - the latest technology | Prodent Gdansk

Diagnostics at Prodent Gdansk
- the latest technology


Modern dental treatment is always carried out after a thorough diagnosis. It is an indispensable and necessary element in making a precise diagnosis and planning the least invasive – the best treatment for the disease in question – treatment. Intraoral radiographs and X-rays, facial arch examination and CT scanning provide a range of necessary data. At the same time, they are an essential element of functional-aesthetic treatment and an integral part of medical documentation.

At PRODENT we have full radiological diagnostics available, thanks to the Plamneca Pro -max 3D camera

The Plamneca Promax3D is a state-of-the-art device for taking pantomographic images and CT scans, with minimal dose and highest resolution. The doses in modern X-ray machines are low and safe. The images are ready immediately after they are taken and digitally archived. We transmit them to our patients at their convenience.
We perform:

  1. digital radiovisiography (RVG)
  2. Orthopantomogram (OPG)
  3. cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)
  4. lateral cephalometric radiographs of the skull
  5. lateral radiographs of the temporomandibular joints


It is performed using special plates and a point-of-view X-ray camera. The image is edited on a high-definition HD computer screen, allowing the doctor to evaluate it very accurately . Intraoral radiographs using digital radiovisiography are an essential tool for the doctor, most commonly :

  • during root canal treatment to assess the anatomy of the tooth, the correctness of the canal filling,
  • for the evaluation of abnormal root canal treatment or the visualisation of fractured instruments,
  • for the diagnosis of carious cavities,
  • to assess a possible fracture of the crown or root of a tooth,
  • for assessing the tightness of prosthetic restorations,
  • during implant surgery.

At Prodent, each office is equipped with an intraoral camera at the dental unity, so there is no need to interrupt treatment to take photographs.

ORTHOPANTOMOGRAM - so-called panoramic image

At Prodent, we have a Planmeca Promax 3D camera that allows us to take orthopantomographic images. Such a photo is necessary before every first-time orthodontic, surgical, implantological and complex prosthetic treatment consultation. The photograph shows the very important anatomical structures in the facial region, depicting the mandibular and maxillary bones, the maxillary sinuses, all teeth and the alveolar process. It allows assessment of:

  • Condition of teeth and implants, prosthetic work, teeth after endodontic treatment,
  • Placement of retained teeth – e.g. eights,
  • The general condition of the bone around the teeth – especially atrophy in cases of periodontitis,
  • Presence of inflammation at the root tips,
  • The mucosal condition of the maxillary sinuses.


With the OPG picture, the doctor can make a preliminary assessment of the overall oral health and suggest further examinations or perform a planned procedure and write a preliminary treatment plan.


Computed tomography is an examination that enables 3D imaging of anatomical structures. This provides the attending physician with an incredibly precise diagnostic tool. The CBCT image is presented in different planes, the doctor is able to seamlessly view images that are not available on other projections. CBCT images show inflammation, cysts, bone structure, the mucosa lining the maxillary sinuses, the regularity of root canal treatment and much more. CBCT images are primarily used for:

  • Assessment of inflammatory lesions in the bone and maxillary sinuses,
  • When treating curved, anatomically difficult tooth roots,
  • For implant procedures – to assess the amount of bone, its density,
  • For precise planning of implant position and size,
  • For the assessment of tooth root fractures,
  • For planning surgical templates for navigated implantology -FULLY GUIDED SURGERY.


The lateral cephalometric skull radiograph is a specialised radiograph in the lateral projection of the skull. This photograph is essential before orthodontic, prosthetic and sometimes implant treatment. It allows the calculation of all necessary measurements, assessment of the skeletal class, the planes necessary for orthodontic treatment, evaluation of the facial profile, the ratio of soft tissues to bone or the position of the teeth.


The lateral radiograph is used in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint problems, and is used to assess the position of the condyle and the amount of space in the joint for the articular disc. Such a photo is necessary during prosthetic rehabilitation, especially when increasing the vertical dimension (raising the occlusal height, occlusion).
We also use Prodent to diagnose all problems:


The leica microscope with vision track is an indispensable instrument in endodontic and prosthetic treatment. In today’s practice, working under magnification is already the gold standard at Prodent. With 40-fold magnification and an additional Led light source, the doctor is able to treat even the most difficult cases.

In prosthodontics and restorative dentistry, the microscope provides the practitioner with the confidence of minimal preparation and guarantees the tightness of restorations – porcelain veneers, onlays and all-ceramic crowns – according to the latest protocols.

MEDIT i500 intraoral scanner

The intraoral scanner is the latest generation of intraoral camera. Together with a special computer programme, it enables imaging of all structures present in the oral cavity – teeth, gums, palate. Thanks to the use of the intraoral scanner, a digital workflow is possible between the surgery and the prosthetic laboratory. An image of the situation from the patient’s mouth is necessary for digital treatment planning. Prosthetic work is carried out without impressions, much faster, less invasive and more comfortable. Working with the scanner is very helpful for patients with a strong vomiting reflex.


The dynamic facial arch is used for the diagnosis of the temporomandibular joints, allows for distraction splinting and, at a later stage, a was-up in a central relationship for prosthetic rehabilitation. The facial arch examination is performed:

  • For temporomandibular joint problems, when there are crackles, tinnitus, skipping discs, teeth grinding,
  • In the case of prosthetic work – prior to the fabrication of porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns – for the diagnosis of key disease,
  • For orthodontic treatment – if necessary,
  • For implant treatment.