Presurgical Planning in Implant Restorations: Correct Interpretation of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography for Improved Imaging

Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, 03/09/2012

Cone–beam computed tomography (CBCT) is important for presurgical planning in many implant cases. Although the precision of computer tomography in dentistry has been documented in experimental studies, the influence of the inclination of the scanning level to the accuracy of the cross–sectional images has not been clearly shown. Using the occlusal plane as a reference point can result in more accurate cross–sectional images.

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