What is an Orthopan?
Orthopan is a X-ray snapshot that is completely irreplaceable in dentistry for decades. This is a recording of solid dental tissues and bones as well as a recording of existing cavities (sinuses, nasal cavity). That shot is done by an orthopantomograph. On it a dentist can see caries of teeth, bone processes and changes in the sinuses.
Difference between regular Orthopan & 3D Orthopan?
3D is a more modern and better version that allows the dentist to see all dimensions much better and has become the golden standard before implant procedure, because it allows us to see the width of the bone, height and density as well as the relation to the surrounding anatomical structures such as the mandibular canal, under the sinus , etc., and these are all information necessary for the successful implant installation.