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Treatment guidelines

Computed Tomography (CT)

Key points

  • CT scanning adds X-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views of a patient's anatomy.
  • For missing single teeth the use of CT imaging the cost-benefit analysis renders it inappropriate.
  • CT scanning can identify vital structures and be used to guide procedures, including accurate implant placement.
  • Multislice computed tomography, represented a fundamental evolutionary step in the development of imaging techniques.

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is commonly used in conjunction with implant dentistry, because the scans offer three-dimensional views as well as information on the architecture and type of bone present. CBCT's provide a definite diagnostic edge in treatment planning for implant therapy, and help to reduce unintended outcomes during the surgical procedure.


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