A specific focus imaging for dental implant planning (CT-Based)

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Zainab H. Al-Ghurabi,
Shafaa H. A-Nuaemi,


Background: Today the availability of real 3D planning software which furthers more allows a reliable transfer to the
surgical field through drilling template placement, imaging modalities available preoperative planning purpose with
specific focus in the use of software for planning of oral implant surgery. This study was established to shed light on
the role of 3D dental planning CT in assessment the bone Quantity (height and width) and quality for dental implant
and its relation to opposing tooth.
Materials, subjects and method: Oral implant planning was performed for twenty patients with fifteen suspected oral
implant area in AL-Karkh general hospital by incorporating the restorative planning during the preoperative
assessment of the implant site by using a radiographic template with a radiopaque indicator (inside the patient
mouth while the patient mouth was closed during the diagnosis) in conjunction with a CT-based imaging system.
Preoperative and postoperative CT images were compared (planned and actual implant positions), and the
accuracy of this type of image-guided therapy was assessed.
Result: From the collected data (preoperative CT-image) in this study it was shown that, the ability of 3D dental
planning CT to supply the surgeon with a high resolution image of anatomical limitations, bone density and true
length and width. There were no major surgical complications, 20 implants were available for comparison so the
required accuracy of dental implant planning was superior with CT-based surgical guidance template image there
was a statistically significant correlation in the accuracy of any implants placed with the same guide
Conclusion: CT-based oral implant planning with surgical guidance, when properly utilized, will help of removing the
limitations associated with two-dimensional imaging modalities for planning implants, and will empower clinicians
with more diagnostic information, it allowed for a physical transfer of the implant planning to the patient’s mouth
safely and predictably.

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Oral Diagnosis