A new method to assess and measure palatal masticatory mucosa by cone-beam computerized tomography.

@article{Barriviera2009ANM,
  title={A new method to assess and measure palatal masticatory mucosa by cone-beam computerized tomography.},
  author={Maur{\'i}cio Barriviera and Wagner Rodrigues Duarte and Alessandro Lourenço Janu{\'a}rio and J. -P. Faber and Ana Cristina Bezerra},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={564-8}
}
AIM The aim of this study was to apply a novel method to obtain high-quality images by cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) that consistently allowed the determination of the dimensions of the palatal mucosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-one patients participated in this study. At the time of the CBCT scanning, the patients wore a plastic lip retractor and wooden spatulas to retract soft tissues away from the teeth and gingiva. The thickness of the palatal mucosa was obtained at forty… CONTINUE READING

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