CRISTIAN OLTEANU, IOANA GANEA, ANDREEA POP, ONDINE LUCACIU, VIORICA TARMURE, ECATERINA IONESCU, ELINA TEODORESCU, MANUELA CHIBELEAN, EUGEN BUD, MARIANA PACURAR CBCT EVALUATION OF THE SEVERITY OF MAXILLARY IMPACTED CANINES USING THE KPG INDEX
The use of CBCTs (cone beam computer tomography) instead of 2D radiographs in impacted tooth cases allows precise localisation of the impacted canine in all three axial directions, accurate evaluation of its relations with its neighbouring structures and spatial estimation required for the placement of the impacted canine on the arch. Together with today’s technological advancements, CBCT has improved, as well as its accuracy to localise impacted maxillary canines with the KPG index a system for 3D classification of impacted maxillary canines on CBCT, in report to its ideal position on the arch. The aim of this study was to evaluate the treatment difficulty for impacted maxillary canines by the use of the KPG index, for a study group of patients being diagnosed with impacted maxillary canines. Based on this, the orthodontist can rapidly establish the treatment level of difficulty for the impacted canine.
Keywords: CBCT, maxillary impacted canines, KPG index