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Accuracy of cone-beam computed tomography in imaging the components of the periodontal phenotype.

Periodontology 2000 2024 March 29
The components and dimensions of the periodontal and peri-implant phenotype have a high relevance in contemporary dental research and should be taken into consideration in the decision-making process in the management of a variety of clinical scenarios to optimize the outcomes of therapy. Various assessment methods for quantifying and classifying the phenotypical dimensions have emerged and developed in recent decades. Nevertheless, the use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans remains the most commonly used approach worldwide. However, the accuracy to adequately imaging and measuring the dimensions of the hard and soft tissue components around teeth may represent a significant challenge in different clinical scenarios due to factors such as the age of the patient and motion during the scan, presence of metallic artifacts causing streaks and gray-value distortion, overlapping of soft tissue structures, machine performance, file processing, and small voxel size among others. These factors pose a particular challenge when tiny structures are under investigation, for example, the buccal/lingual bony or soft tissue layer of lower/upper incisors. Therefore, this review addresses the underlying technical information of the use of CBCT scans, and suggests some recommendations on the utilization of this method of assessment to optimally use it despite its' system-inherent limitations.

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