The advantages of CBCT and 3D dental implant treatment planning over model-based treatment planning

In an article published in the California Dental Association Journal, Jerome Peck and Gregory Conte write that “CBCT and 3-D treatment planning are emerging technologies for dentistry that offer alternative imaging options between 2-D imaging and model-based planning.”

They expand further and state that “CBCT and 3-D imaging also improve the communication between the surgeon, restorative dentist and patient. Through the 3-D treatment planning the clinician is better able to understand the limitations that may be encountered in surgery before a flap is laid. These imaging and manufacturing capabilities do not exist with 2-D imaging and model-based treatment planning (Table 1).”

Finally, they conclude by stating that, “CBCT and 3-D treatment planning are emerging technologies that provide the clinician with the necessary information for routine and complex cases involving the placement of implants in the mandible or maxilla.”

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