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Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT)

Key points

  • CBCT provides cross-sectional imaging and 3D reconstructions of craniofacial anatomy at high spatial resolution and low radiation dose compared to spiral CT scan.
  • CBCT imaging has been recommended by the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology as the preferred method for pre-surgical assessment of dental implant sites.
  • CBCT does not provide accurate measurements of the bone density, even if a conversion ratio can be applied to provide Hounsfield Unit.

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Achieving your intended outcome with endosseous implant therapy requires careful planning and execution of both the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of treatment. Seamless integration of these two phases of care is vital. Attaining your final treatment outcome typically is based on a number of factors: a comprehensive evaluation of the patient, obtaining the required records, a thorough understanding of the possibilities and limitations inherent in both the surgical and prosthodontic phases of different treatment options, developing and communicating a definitive treatment plan to the patient, and patient acceptance of that treatment plan.


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