2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part G
Quantitative evaluation of cortical bone thickness and root proximity at maxillary inter-radicular sites for safe mini-implant placement using CBCT
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Abdul Baais Akhoon and Dr. Mohammad Mushtaq
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the interradicular cortical bone thickness, alveolar process width and root proximity for planning mini-implant placement in the maxillary alveolar process.
Material and methods: Twenty three maxillae of 23 Kashmiri routine orthodontic patients were examined. The samples were imaged and measured using a CBCT system. Buccal interradicular cortical bone thickness, alveolar process width, and root proximity were measured in five interradicular sites from distal of lateral incisor to mesial of second molar. Buccal interradicular cortical bone thickness and alveolar process width were measured at 4 different vertical levels. Root proximity was measured at four different vertical levels.
Results: Buccal interradicular cortical bone thickness and alveolar process width tended to increase from crest to base of alveolar process. The buccal interradicular cortical bone thickness between first molar and second molar was the greatest, and between canine and first premolar was the least. The root proximity between second premolar and first molar or first premolar and second premolar was the widest and between lateral incisor and canine it was the narrowest.
Conclusions: The findings of this study suggest the recommendations that when low dose 3D multislice CT or low dose cone beam imaging is not available, the results of this research may be useful in providing indicators for selecting the design of the placement site.
Pages: 481-485 | 1347 Views 38 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Abdul Baais Akhoon, Dr. Mohammad Mushtaq. Quantitative evaluation of cortical bone thickness and root proximity at maxillary inter-radicular sites for safe mini-implant placement using CBCT. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(4):481-485.