Cone-beam computed tomography imaging of dentoalveolar and mandibular fractures

  • Ulkem Aydin
  • Ozlem GormezEmail author
  • Derya Yildirim
Review Article


Three-dimensional imaging methods have an important role in the diagnosis of dentomaxillofacial fractures that can not be seen on the plain films. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one of the three-dimensional imaging methods and has facilitated dental professionals’ access to cross-sectional imaging. CBCT units allow different technical parameters and the data acquired by CBCT, can be reformatted. Osseous structures are correctly examined with this technique but the technique is not useful for the examination of soft tissues. Therefore, the purpose of its use should be based on the expected diagnostic gain. The aim of this review is to present the use of CBCT with different multi-planar reformatted sections and three-dimensional reconstructions of dentoalveolar and mandibular fractures.


Cone-beam computed tomography Maxillofacial injuries Fractures 


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Conflict of interest

All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human rights statement

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later versions.

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Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dentomaxillofacial RadiologyCyprus Health and Social Sciences University School of Dental SciencesMorphouNorth Cyprus
  2. 2.Department of Dentomaxillofacial RadiologySuleyman Demirel University Faculty of DentistryIspartaTurkey

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