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Implant Planning

In my years of working with dental implants the surgical process has changed due to technology as radically as gasoline engines have morphed into Tesla’s.

When I first started in practice, panoramic machines were common but cone beam scans were not widely available. Using a 2-D panoramic x ray with 3mm radiopaque calibration markers and a wet periapical film provided all the available information, in addition to my knowledge of anatomical structures, and what areas to include or avoid.

3 mm radiopaque markers were placed in the mouth with a guide or appliance during the panoramic capture and then measured on the resulting film to decide the relative distortion of the panoramic at the area of the planned implant. …


Dr. Robert Korwin DMD, PA

Dual Mastership Awards from The International College of Oral Implantologists and and the Academy of General Dentistry

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