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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 213-215

An innovative simplified method for assessing available bone in mandible for implant

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Indira Gandhi Dental College, Ernakulam, Kerala, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, AECS Maruti College of Dental Sciences, Chennai, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai, India
4 Department of Prosthodontics, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4052.167946

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The primary factor that determines the success of implant is the amount of available bone in the edentulous site. Diagnostic imaging and techniques help to develop and implement a cohesive and comprehensive treatment plan according to the available bone. In the following case report an innovative simplified method (poor man CT) is used to fabricate a three dimensional model to assess the available bone for implant placement in mandible.

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