A patient came in today for a simple implant assessment. Take a 3D scan, determine bone thickness and density for implants on 5 and 12, and send the pictures and CD to the referring doctor. I glanced at the pano (first image below) and thought it would be easy. I thought wrong.
Click on one of the pictures below and use the arrow (far right side of the picture) to navigate your own cone beam slide show. I highlighted the more interesting pathologies and concern areas. When you’re done look at the pano and ask how much you would have seen originally.
This guy looked great and was completely asymptomatic. Just like most of the patients who walk in each day. My New Years Resolution (along with hide sharp objects from Aimee) is to take a long look outside of the prescribed implant areas, just in case.