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Implants by the Numbers

By G. Scott Sauer, DDS

Commercial Supporter: PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

Dental implants offer a long-lasting solution to edentulism, or toothlessness. The author of this article explains his methodology for dental implants, known as "restorative address 73-422." This method helps navigate an implant start to finish, where each number corresponds to a significant measurement in the dental implant process. The author also stresses the importance of clear communication between dentist and patient, as well as dentist and surgeon, in order to ensure a successful implant experience.


  • List the important measurements regarding the placement of the implant platform.

  • Describe the effect that each of these measurements will have on the resulting restoration.

  • Communicate necessary implant platform positions to the surgeon accurately.

About the Author

G. Scott Sauer, DDS
Practices dentistry at Eldorado Smiles and Orthodontics, Frisco, Texas; Implant Subject Matter Expert and Faculty at PDS Institute, Irvine, California

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