Imaging Modalities in Dental Implantology
Dental implants are gaining immense popularity and wide acceptance because they not only replace lost teeth, but are also permanent restorations that do not interfere with oral function or speech or compromise the self-esteem of patients. Appropriate replacement planning in which imaging plays a pivotal role helps to ensure a satisfactory outcome. The development of precise pre surgical imaging techniques and surgical templates allow the dentist to place these implants with relative ease & predictability. This article focuses on various types of imaging modalities carried out before, during and after dental implant placement and the diagnostic role of each modality.