Analysis of whether or not the alveolar palatine bone thickness of the central incisors is sufficient for implants of 3 mm and 3.5 mm thickness using Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Keywords:immediate implantation, anterior palatine alveolar bone, cone-beam computed tomography
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the alveloar palatine bone thickness of the maxillary central incisors using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).
Material and Methods: This study used the CBCT images of 480 patients (240 male – 240 female). In order to determine bone thickness, measurements were made on the program perpendicularly to the long axis of the tooth at 3 points selected from the 3, 6 and 9 mm apical or the enamel-cement border in parallel to the long axis of the central teeth.
Results: For the left central teeth, the mean palatine bone thickness was found for the coronal, medial and apical regions as 1.48 mm, 3.09 mm and 5.13 mm, respectively, while these values were respectively 1.35 mm, 2.95 mm and 5.10 mm for the right side.
Conclusion: Considering that there should be a bone of at least 1 mm thickness on socket walls for immediate implantation, it was determined that palatine bone thickness is not sufficient by itself for immediate implantation. As a result of the analysis, it was seen that the palatine alveloar bone thickness that was observed in women was thinner than that in men.
How to cite this article: Üner DD, İzol BS. Analysis of whether or not the alveloar palatine bone thickness of the central incisors is sufficient for implants of 3 mm and 3.5 mm thickness using cone-beam computed tomography. Int Dent Res 2019;9(2):51-7.
Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.