[Diagnostic / Planning]  1 vs 2 implant option: How do we know?

Hi Mark,

Looking at the attached pan xray, what is the rule of thumb if there is one
in determining # of implants.  For his quad III, missing 34 and 35 teeth,
some mesial drifting of his #36 so in this case one large implant and crown
or 2 narrow implants and smaller fused crowns?  Also, I just saw Mr Art
Cajapin, whom I referred to you for upper and lower all on 4.  I think he is
very interested and will be following up with you to book, how did his
consult go?

by Mark Kwon at Sat, May 28, 2011 4:56 PM

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Mark Kwon Replied at Sat, May 28, 2011 5:01 PM

And yes, Allon4 consult went very well. Thank you. Our upcoming study club topic is Allon4. Very interesting topic. Thx.

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Mark Kwon Replied at Sat, May 28, 2011 4:59 PM

Hi. Thx for the post. common dilemma we face in implant restoration and tx planning. Often due to delayed implant tx which resulted in drifting of distal molars is common. In my opinion the best way to determine is doing WAXUP. From this we can visualize whether two or three crowns will be better in terms of function and esthetics. Or you may choose to go with One large and small or Two medium size molars. There's no set rule in this. However, Waxup will give you better idea what the final product will look like before proceeding with surgery. Hope this helps, - mark kwon