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Role of Cone Beam Computed Tomography
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This paper provides an overview based on assessment of ridge morphology. New Delhi. appropriate diagnosis at initial stages is important factors in determining the success of dental implants. 2014 The Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) system in all fields of dentistry is well known. University of Health Sciences Rohtak. Haryana. All rights reserved . This is a technology based evolution with transition from two dimensional to three Keywords: CBCT. India 3 Department of Prosthodontics Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences Pt.bbbulletin. India 2 Department of Prosthodontics Faculty of Dentistry Jamia Millia Islamia. of Dental Sciences Pt. B. E-mail address: ratheemanu@gmail. Haryana. Journal Home Page www. Hounsfield unit. B. 2014 Accepted 21 Oct. Amit Kumar Tamrakar2 and Mohaneesh Bhoria3 1 Department of Prosthodontics Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences © 2014 British Biomedical Bulletin.D Sharma. Haryana. hard dental tissue with respect to the quality and quantity. 2014 Received in revised form 20 Oct. India A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Received 23 Sep. It is used in Bone quality. University of Health Sciences Rohtak.An Overview Manu Rathee*1. planning dental implant treatment as it assesses the bone and the Bone quantity. University of Health Sciences Rohtak. India.D Sharma. Hence. B. available Corresponding author: Department of bone quality and quantity and technology based guided implant Prosthodontics Post Graduate Institute placement. dimensional imaging in the maxillofacial BRITISH BIOMEDICAL BULLETIN Review Role of Cone Beam Computed Tomography System in Implant Dentistry.D Sharma.

CBCT system units don't the alveolar ridge morphology. Assessment of quality of bone CBCT-guided implant surgery The term “bone quality” is Software-Constructed Surgical commonly used and found in reports on Guides can be fabricated nowadays. Subsequently. Software- mineral amount and its structure. relationship of orientation of the trabeculae. are composed of (CBCT) system high energy photons. in Italy2. but CBCT system presents system units. Several factors like cortical bone and associated concavities can metallic restorations. in Japan1 and Bone quality is of four types: Types Mozzo et al. in the 1990s by Arai et al. anatomical structures. and accurate measurements at a lower dosage  Type 4: Very thin cortical bone with low and is a more preferred option nowadays. is enhanced in bone density determination. Bone quality defined implants. the three-dimensional length and diameter. X-rays. The loss of to Hounsfield units8. provide the appearance of ridge patterns. reliable information. Various implant success and failure5. density trabecular bone of poor strength. So the tissues HU value obtained from one CT system is not Assessment of ridge morphology same as that with a different CT system. CT units and expressed as Hounsfield units (HU). Rathee et al_____________________________________________________ ISSN-2347-5447 Introduction The Cone Beam Computed an important patient based factors in Tomography (CBCT) system was developed determining the success6. software. for 1–4 (Bone Quality Index)7: replacement of missing teeth with dental  Type 1: Homogeneous cortical bone. Hence. more precise measurements are  Type 2: Thick cortical bone with marrow required to bypass damage to vital cavity. if different difficult to assess on two-dimensional technique-related factor is used8. the accuracy of CBCT HU values and considered it a valuable diagnostic aid4. concluded that the 3D images more With advancement in CBCT accurately showed true osseous topography. more precision and accuracy Type 4 bone is commonly found in is achieved with the ‘Software Constructed the posterior maxillary region and associated Surgical Guide’3. As the selection of case with higher failure when compared with the and execution of treatment plan is based on other types of bones4. position. implants. and bone a final prosthesis with adjacent teeth and/or matrix properties. Bone quality parameters to ensure successful implant encompasses skeletal sizes. However. Unlike CT imaging system. or The buccolingual ridge pattern is even with the same machine. bone surgery can be assessed such as implant architectures. it is Constructed Surgical Guides indication: BBB[2][4][2014]598-601 . vital structures. This problem has  Type 3: Thin cortical bone with dense overcome with CBCT which give more trabecular bone of good strength. The images consider as an appropriate scaling system.5. be seen. high implant Bone density can be defined by the success is predictable. narrow crestal ridge system numbers measured on CBCT scans form or knife shaped ridges. used for diagnostic imaging Role of cone beam computed tomography are non-monochromatic. Various methods proposed to convert CT such as irregular ridges. Hence. hardening of the beam. and scattering causes heterogeneity of CT Mc Ginvney et al and Schwartz et al system numbers on CBCT scans.

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