Dental implant technology has advanced greatly in the last several years. 3D rendering allows periodontists to accomplish a number of things when planning to place an implant for a patient, helping to create a better aesthetic, improved healing, and a better overall outcome. A 3D rendering is also known as CBCT, or cone beam computer tomography. This technology provides an extremely detailed view of the structures inside the mouth. This can help a periodontist visualize nerves surrounding the area where the implant is to be placed and choose the optimal placement for the dental implant hardware. Additionally, the technology allows jawbone density to be measured, indicating whether or not a patient may need bone grafting before the implant can be placed. The 3-D rendering also helps with determining the best implant size and shape to provide the patient with a natural looking permanent tooth with a precise fit.