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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017, Article ID 1096365, 8 pages
Case Report

Presurgical Cone Beam Computed Tomography Bone Quality Evaluation for Predictable Immediate Implant Placement and Restoration in Esthetic Zone

Faculty of Midwifery and Medical Assisting, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 8 Blvd Eroilor Sanitari, 050474 Bucharest, Romania

Correspondence should be addressed to Corina Marilena Cristache; moc.liamg@ehcatsircaniroc

Received 29 October 2016; Revised 17 January 2017; Accepted 1 February 2017; Published 22 February 2017

Academic Editor: Yuk-Kwan Chen

Copyright © 2017 Corina Marilena Cristache. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Despite numerous advantages over multislice computed tomography (MSCT), including a lower radiation dose to the patient, shorter acquisition times, affordable cost, and sometimes greater detail with isotropic voxels used in reconstruction, allowing precise measurements, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is still controversial regarding bone quality evaluation. This paper presents a brief review of the literature on accuracy and reliability of bone quality assessment with CBCT and a case report with step-by-step predictable treatment planning in esthetic zone, based on CBCT scans which enabled the clinician to evaluate, depending on bone volume and quality, whether immediate restoration with CAD-CAM manufactured temporary crown and flapless surgery may be a treatment option.