Diagnostic Imaging in Implant Dentistry

Lingeshwar, D and Dhanasekar, B and Aparna, IN (2010) Diagnostic Imaging in Implant Dentistry. International Journal of Oral Implantology and Clinical Research, 1 (3). pp. 147-153.

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Dental implants have revolutionized the field of dentistry. Its immense popularity and wide acceptance has led to a point, where it has become a part of routine treatment plan in oral rehabilitation. For the success of implants, a presurgical treatment planning is of utmost importance. To aid this, diagnostic imaging plays a vital role. There are various modalities of imaging which will aid in placing the implant in an appropriate location with relative ease and also get a predictable outcome. This article focuses on the various imaging modalities available currently and their clinical applications. Modalities described are intraoral radiography, cephalometric radiography, panoramic radiography, conventional tomography, computed tomography, cone-beam CT and magnetic resonance imaging. The final selection of one these imaging modalities are dependent on the operator choice based on the patients need.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diagnostic imaging; Magnetic resonance imaging; Cone-beam CT; Dentascan
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2015 10:18
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2015 10:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143707

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