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CASE REPORT

A Cephalometric Technique to Aid in the Positioning of a Dental Implant

Sibu Sajjan Simon, Ranu Kumari A, Arun Paul Charllu, Sajani Ramachandran

Keywords : dental implant, surgical guide,cephalometric radiograph

Citation Information : Simon SS, A RK, Charllu AP, Ramachandran S. A Cephalometric Technique to Aid in the Positioning of a Dental Implant. 2013; 3 (1):20-24.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-3-1-20

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-06-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Dental implants have become a viable choice in treatment planning to replace missing teeth. Case se-lection in regards to various factors is of utmost importance to have a predictable outcome when considering treatment with dental implants. Advanced diagnostic techniques, using sophisticated software have become invaluable aids in predicting the locations for dental implants. Often the cost and accessibility to such advanced techniques deprive the patients of having a dental implant placed with superior techniques. This article aims to highlight a simple and modi-fied technique using a lateral cephalometric radiograph, which was used to identify the path of implant placement, in a region with unique limitations.


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