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Using Cross-Sectional Tomography to Perform Exploratory Radiography Using Cross-Sectional Tomography to Perform Exploratory Radiography

Author(s):

Lee H. Silverstein, DDS, MS, FACD, FICD;Donald Callan, DDS, David Kurtzman, DDS

Date Added:

11/1/1997


Summary:

Since osseointegration was first introduced by Branemark, dental implants have been used increasingly to replace missing teeth. The high predictability of implant success has been well documented. Unfortunately, there are numerous failures in implant dentistry. The primary failure on endosseous dental implants include improper diagnosis, treatment planning, and/or sequenceing; poor periodontal tissue management and/or maintenance; improper implant position at surgery; and aesthetic requirements of the patient not achieved. This may result because conventional panoramic and periapical radiographs provided insufficient diagnostic information for implant treatment planning.

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