Should Cone Beam Computed Tomography Be Routinely Obtained in Implant Planning?

Galal Omami, Firas Al Yafi

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


Clinical assessment and conventional 2-D radiographs often provide inadequate diagnostic data for proper implant placement. Cone beam CT (CBCT) enables 3-D visualization of the alveolar ridge, aiding clinicians with identification of anatomic structures and pathologies. CBCT provides accurate linear measurements at low radiation dose compared with conventional CT scan, which helps in diagnosis and treatment planning, particularly in complex implant cases. Even though straightforward implant surgery can be performed with careful clinical and 2-D radiographic assessment, CBCT should be considered. It provides the unparalleled benefit of computer-aided implant planning, leading to improved clinical outcomes and reduced complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-379
Number of pages17
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2019

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Inc.


  • Cone beam CT
  • Dental implant
  • Implant planning
  • Selection criteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry (all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Should Cone Beam Computed Tomography Be Routinely Obtained in Implant Planning?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this