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Benefits of CBCT in Implant Planning

Gregori M Kurtzman, Douglas F Dompkowski

Citation Information : Kurtzman GM, Dompkowski DF. Benefits of CBCT in Implant Planning. Int J Oral Implantol Clin Res 2011; 2 (1):31-35.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10012-1032

License: CC BY-ND 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Implant planning in many cases can be very straightforward, yet in some cases, the remaining anatomy can be deceptive in standard radiographs or clinically. The growing use of cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) has given new views to the practitioner on what lies below the soft tissue and within the bone. This can be essential in planning, where implants can be placed and what ancillary procedures (i.e. grafting) may be needed to place said implants. A case will be presented demonstrating how CBCT and co-axis implant may allow changes in implant position to avoid extensive grafting that may be necessary with standard fixtures.

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