Thursday, September 1, 2011

Capture X-ray to Verify Implant Seating

It is accepted practice that during an implant impression an x-ray should be taken to ensure the transfer post is fully seated in the implant. Lately, we have had discussions with dentists regarding the benefi t of an additional x-ray at the seating appointment to ensure the abutment is fully engaged. An abutment not properly seated will produce high occlusion or post-placement screw loosening. It is recommended that x-rays be taken at both the impression and seating appointments.

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