A 66-year-old male asked:
To what degree does a 3d CT for dental implants show the internal hardness of a jawbone before the surgery begins? What if implant placement aborted?
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
CBCT: Has a predictive value for preparation and selection of the patients for dental implants. Based on its radiographic appearance and the resistance at drilling there are 4 types of jaw bone. Type i and ii are the best. Although the surgeon can control most factors associated with implant biointegration, bone density is the one factor that cannot be controlled. If implant is rejected - bone grafting.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015
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