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October 15, 2018
By Thomas M. Bilski, DDS
Supported by HDX WILL
An approach that comprises virtual treatment planning using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) followed by guided surgery has numerous benefits. In combination with laboratory treatment-planning software and a guided-surgery approach, CBCT allows clinicians to use flapless implant placement, which is less invasive and associated with high patient satisfaction, reduced patient discomfort, and improved soft-tissue outcomes.
Compare the limitations of 2D traditional images with the accuracy of 3D CBCT images.
Determine when it is appropriate to provide endodontic therapy or to extract.
Develop a treatment that considers alternatives to traditional therapies and the long-term successes of such therapies.
Develop treatment plans based on what the patient presents and the patient's willingness to undergo therapy.
Recognize the minimum physiologic dimensions required for successful long-term implant dentistry.
About the Author
Thomas M. Bilski, DDS, Private Practice, Independence, OhioDownload FREE eBook now!