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Publication:
International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1996
Volume 11 , Issue 3

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Pages: 257 - 264

Evaluation of impacted canines by means of computerized tomography

Elefteriadis/Athanasiou

The precise localization of impacted canines is of paramount importance in formulating the diagnosis and treatment plan. Conventional radiographic techniques for evaluating impacted canines have a major shortcoming, namely, the superimposition of all structures on the film, which often makes it difficult to distinguish detail. Computerized tomography provides excellent tissue contrast, eliminating blurring and overlapping of adjacent teeth.

 

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