Cross-sectional radiography for implant site assessment.
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An accurate tomographic technique is described for acquisition of optimal cross-sectional images of implant sites before implant surgery. The described technique is applicable to tomographic systems equipped with a cephalometric head positioner. This cross-sectional tomographic technique was performed on a series of patients and the images of the first 20 patients subsequently evaluated. The cross-sectional images allowed for the characterization of the alveolar crest and visualization of anatomic structures in a buccolingual dimension while providing an accurate estimation of available vertical space from the crest.
Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol
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Kassebaum, DK||Nummikoski, PV||Triplett, RG||Langlais, RP