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Table 2 Presurgical use of CBCT: indications described in guidelines and other scientific reports

From: Cone beam computed tomography in implant dentistry: recommendations for clinical use

Indications for presurgical use of CBCT in literature
Identification of critical anatomic boundaries [8, 17, 19]
Prevention of neurovascular trauma [8, 17, 19]
Specific challenges for the anterior esthetic zones [8, 17, 19]
Borderline cases related to inadequate bone morphology, volume and quality [8, 17, 19]
Augmentation procedures [8, 17, 19]
Special techniques (grafting, distraction, zygoma implants) [8, 17, 19, 22]
Suspected trauma history of jaws and teeth [8, 17, 19]
Doubtful prognosis of neighboring teeth [5, 8, 17]
Presurgical planning and transfer [2, 4, 5, 8, 17, 19, 22, 23]
The virtual patient [23]