Radiographic methods for locating impacted maxillary canines

Vol. 63 No. 4, 2022


Stefania Dinu, Liana Todor, Irina Nicoleta Zetu, Mariana Pacurar, Anca Porumb, Raluca Adriana Milutinovici, Ramona Amina Popovici, Silviu Brad, Bogdan Adrian Sink, Malina Popa

Maxillary canine impaction is a fairly common phenomenon in dental practice. Most studies indicate its palatal position. For a successful orthodontic and/or surgical therapy, it is necessary to correctly identify the impacted canine in the depth of the maxillary bone, using conventional and digital radiological investigations, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Dental practitioners must indicate the most targeted radiological investigation. This paper aims to review the various radiographic techniques available for determining the location of the impacted maxillary canine.

Corresponding author: Liana Todor, Associate Professor, DMD, PhD; e-mail:; Irina Nicoleta Zetu, Habilitated Professor, DMD, PhD; e-mail:

DOI: 10.47162/RJME.63.4.01 Download PDF
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