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Volume 6 , Issue 1
Spring 1991

Pages 70-74

Sonographic Imaging of the Soft-Tissue Thickness of the Edentulous Maxilla

G. Mailath, MD, DMD/C.W. Ulm/U. Ertl/M. Matejka, MD, DMD

PMID: 1843496

For preimplantologic evaluation and diagnosis, there are various mechanical methods for measuring the thickness of the soft tissue and thus indirectly measuring the osseous bed of the implant. This study evaluated the use of real-time sonography for analyzing the soft-tissue thickness of the entire edentulous maxilla in an anatomic examination of human cadaver specimens. The data obtained were compared with findings from the usual needle measurement method. The ultrasound measurement method produced realistic data in all measurement points of all sectional planes selected. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1991;6:70-74.)

Key words: preimplantologic diagnosis, soft-tissue bed, ultrasound

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