Archive | 2019

Radiographic Assessment for Implants in the Aesthetic Zone



This chapter reviews the 2D and 3D imaging modalities available to the dental practitioner planning implants in the aesthetic zone while focusing on the unique advantages of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). An overview of the basic principles and technical parameters of CBCT technology is reviewed in order to offer guidelines for maximizing image quality. A systematic methodology for CBCT evaluation is then introduced to ensure comprehensive evaluation of the imaged volume while emphasizing the important anatomic considerations at the dental implant recipient site. The most common anatomic variants and osseous pathology encountered in the aesthetic zone are surveyed, with special regard to implications for dental implant therapy. Finally, in silico treatment planning and guided surgery are introduced as CBCT-based tools to enhance the likelihood of a successful surgical and prosthetic outcome.

Volume None
Pages 23-45
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-72601-4_2
Language English
Journal None

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