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February 12, 2018
By G. Scott Sauer, DDS
Supported by 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