Use of cone-beam computed tomography in early detection of implant failure

Juan F. Yepes, Mohanad Al-Sabbagh

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Preimplant planning with complex imaging techniques has long been a recommended practice for assessing the quality and quantity of alveolar bone before dental implant placement. When maxillofacial imaging is necessary, static film or digital images lack the depth and dimension offered by computed tomography. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) offers the dentist not only a radiographic volumetric view of alveolar bone but also a 3-dimensional reconstruction. This article reviews the use of CBCT for assessing implant placement and early detection of failure, and compares the performance of CBCT with that of other imaging modalities in the early detection of implant failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-56
Number of pages16
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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  • Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)
  • Implant failure assessment
  • Postimplant assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry (all)


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