The use of micro-computed tomography in dental applications

Begüm Erpaçal (1), Özkan Adıgüzel (2), Suzan Cangül (3)
(1) Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Diyarbakir, Turkey., Turkey,
(2) Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, Diyarbakir, Turkey., Turkey,
(3) Dicle University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Diyarbakir, Turkey., Turkey

Abstract

Together with developments in digital imaging systems, there has been increasing use of micro-computed tomography (μCT) in many areas, primarily in dentistry. As this method allows 3-dimensional images to be taken providing safe and high quality results, without damaging the samples being examined, it is often preferred. Consequently, it has become possible to record rapid progression in endodontic studies in particular and to research and easily compare several techniques. Furthermore, this method can be used in tissue engineering, forming data for FEM analysis, the growth and development of craniofacial bones, imaging bone structure, and in the evaluation of implants and surrounding bone in root tip surgery, to determine mineral concentration in the teeth and to measure the thickness of enamel.


The aim of this review was to focus on the areas of use of μCT in dentistry and state the advantages.


Key Words: Micro-computed tomography, X-ray micro-CT, dental application, three-dimensional imaging


 


How to cite this article: Erpaçal B, Adıgüzel Ö, Cangül S. The use of micro-computed tomography in dental applications. Int Dent Res 2019;9(2):78-91.


 


Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.

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Begüm Erpaçal
Özkan Adıgüzel
Suzan Cangül
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Erpaçal, B., Adıgüzel, Özkan, & Cangül, S. (2019). The use of micro-computed tomography in dental applications. International Dental Research, 9(2), 78–91. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2019.vol9.no2.7
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