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Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry
Year : 2013, Volume : 1, Issue : 2
First page : ( 34) Last page : ( 39)
Print ISSN : 2320-5806. Online ISSN : 2320-5962.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2320-5962.1.2.028

Imaging Modalities in Dental Implant Therapy: An Overview

Gupta Ajay1Prof and HOD, Tomer Leena1Professor, Kapoor Karan1Post Graduate Student , Puri Aanchal2PG Student

1Department of Prosthodontics, DJ college of Dental Sciences and Research, Modinagar, UP

2Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, DJ college of Dental Sciences and Research, Modinagar, UP

Online published on 9 September, 2013.

Abstract

Success in implant placement largely depends on presurgical evaluation and treatment planning. Many imaging modalities have been reported to be useful including periapical, panoramic, lateral cephalometric and tomographic radiography, computed tomography, interactive computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. The development of precise presurgical imaging techniques and surgical templates allow the dentist to place these implants with relative ease & predictability. This paper reviews various imaging techniques, their applications and limitations in dental implant treatment planning.

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Keywords

Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Digital Imaging, Implant Assessment.

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