Computer-assisted dental implant surgery using computed tomography.

  title={Computer-assisted dental implant surgery using computed tomography.},
  author={Thomas Fortin and Jean Loup Coudert and Guillaume Champleboux and Pascal Sautot and St{\'e}phane Lavall{\'e}e},
  journal={Journal of image guided surgery},
  volume={1 1},
Standard planning for dental implants consists of a prosthesis simulation on diagnostic casts and radiographic examination of anatomical structures. The clinician visually locates the planned trajectory on the surgical site in the patient's mouth without direct correlation between the radiographs and the anatomy. We have developed a computer assisted technique to define the optimal position of the bone implant using computed tomography to accurately place the implant in the planned position… CONTINUE READING