Intraoral radiography for implants
ruprecht at BLUE.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU
Wed Jun 26 15:33:22 PDT 2002
The question is not how to get the apices, but why? Apices of teeth
are important because that is where the most common inflammatory
reactions are. Implants do not have root canals or necrotic pulps.
One wants to get the "cervical" areas to see if there is failure
occurring. If all is well at the top, it should be at the bottom.
Also one wants to see the threads so that one can actually see the
edge of the implant. If the apex ix necessary, an extremely angled
view may be warranted.
>I would be grateful for any tips on getting good mandibular intraoral
>radiographs of implants. Our radiographers struggle to get complete coverage
>of implants on "periapical" type views because the film will not go down
>easily into the floor of mouth. I am sure that this is a common problem, but
>I wondered if anyone out there has any clever advice on how to improve
>Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Imaging
>University of Manchester, UK
>Tel: +44 (0)161 275 6690
>Fax: +44 (0)161 275 6840
>e-mail: keith.horner at man.ac.uk
Axel Ruprecht D.D.S., M.Sc.D., F.R.C.D.(C)
Professor and Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Professor of Radiology
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
e-mail:axel-ruprecht at uiowa.edu
mail: University of Iowa - DSB
Iowa City IA 52242-1001
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