Dr. Tsanis asks:
Is it imperative to take CT scans for all of our dental implant patients? Somebody might say “case selection”, but what does this mean?
For example you might want to place dental implants on posterior side of mandible of a patient. The OPG might suggest adequate height of bone and good distance from alveolar nerve.
I would say in that case you do not need a CT scan which is expensive etc, but do you? But if you prescribed for a CT scan, you would have seen that the undercut underneath the mylhoid ridge is too wide and there is no place for dental implants. So which are the criteria that suggest us to take a CT scan when providing dental implant treatment?