Preoperative radiographic imaging of recipient sites for implant placement is imperative to obtain a functional and aesthetic implant-supported prosthesis. Although conventional radiographic techniques have inherent problems that restrict accurate imaging, the main drawback of panoramic and periapical radiography is the two-dimensional image. Computerized tomography provides cross-sectional radiographic images that facilitate proper assessment of potential recipient sites for implant placement. This paper reviews the role of computerized tomography in implant dentistry.

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