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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-94

"Dental implant radiology" - Emerging concepts in planning implants


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Panineeya Dental Institute and Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 Senior lecturer in Periodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Amara Swapna Lingam
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.124250

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Dental radiology has long played an exciting and critical diagnostic role in dentistry. This has been never truer than now with the rapidly expanding array of imaging modalities. Radiography offers the sole method of (non-surgical) analysis of bone required for implant therapy. The choice of when to image, along with which imaging modality to use, depends on a combination of factors including determination of the bone quality and quantity to establish the most favorable position of implant placement, detection of the presence or absence of pathoses and accessibility at a reasonable cost to the patient. In addition, exposing patients to radiation dose as low as reasonably achievable should always be considered when selecting radiographic examinations. This article, reviews the current concepts on implant planning using different radiographic techniques and their applicability to facilitate the clinician's work in successful implant placement.


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