Objectives. The aim of this paper is to show the future potential of 3D exams combined with 3D photography and to explain when a lateral cephalogram may be useful in implant dentistry. Materials and methods. The characteristics of lateral cephalogram, its anatomical landmarks and future applications in implant dentistry are discussed. Different skeletal classes and facial types are analyzed and a new implant approach integrated with orthodontic diagnosis is presented. The clinical recommendations for the use of lateral cephalogram in implant dentistry are presented. Advantages and disadvantages of 2D and 3D photographic and radiographic investigations are discussed as well. Results and conclusions. Currently lateral cephalogram may be a valuable adjunctive exam in selected implant cases while the integration of 3D photographic and radiographic techniques offers promising clinical applications.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery