Dental Implant Fixture Parallelism

The direction indicators are inserted into the dental implant site to check and maintain parallelism during preparation.

Poor fixture alignment

If the angle with adjacent fixture is less than 35 degrees, there will be not be a major problem prosthetically.

Direction indicators are inserted after each twist drill procedure is completed to verify parallel fixture sites. Photo credit: Oris Neobiotech

If the angle with the adjacent fixture is greater than 35 degrees, the fixture should be removed and allow the surgical site to heal for approximately six months. The first stage surgery can be done on the same area at a later time.

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