9 Year follow up showing how essential a CBCT is to prognosticate future treatment
This is now the full picture of the case previously posted and linked to and it is a great case for discussion. Most of us rely on PA X-rays to determine health and also to prognosticate future health and possible treatment. This case shows clearly how crucial a CBCT is and how a PA is really wholly inadequate as it shows only the 2D picture. How many clinicians show only PAs at conferences and claim success of either a bone graft or an implant placement. we need to see the full picture in 3D. This case also shows the importance that PET will start to play in the future. The lack of collapse if we had kept the tooth in the 22 area or if we had a socket shield in the 21 we would still have a healthy situation of that I have no doubt.
I am interested in your thoughts about this