Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology

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Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 363--369

Why CBCT is imperative for implant placement


Aveek Mukherji1, Mohit Pal Singh1, Prashant Nahar1, Saurabh Goel1, Hemant Mathur1, Zibran Khan2 
1 Department of OMDR, Pacific Dental College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Oral Surgery, Pacific Dental College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Aveek Mukherji
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India

Dental implants are widely used for the rehabilitation of edentulous spaces. Diagnostic images of the surgical site is essential for preoperative planning, intra-operative assessment, and postoperative evaluation. At present, Cone-Beam Computed Tomography(CBCT) is the best imaging modality for qualitative and quantitative analysis of the surgical site for implant placement. It allows pragmatic planning and subsequent post operative evaluation with submillimetric accuracy. CBCT software enables simulation of implant placement to choose the ideal dimension, position and orientation. This article briefly describes why CBCT is crucial for dental implants and explains how to utilise its advantages. Radiological pictures of a few cases have been discussed to highlight the merits and demerits of this imaging modality for pre-surgical and post surgical evaluation of implant placement.


How to cite this article:
Mukherji A, Singh MP, Nahar P, Goel S, Mathur H, Khan Z. Why CBCT is imperative for implant placement.J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol 2019;31:363-369


How to cite this URL:
Mukherji A, Singh MP, Nahar P, Goel S, Mathur H, Khan Z. Why CBCT is imperative for implant placement. J Indian Acad Oral Med Radiol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jun 1 ];31:363-369
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