Dr. D. asks:
I have a new patient who presented with this large number of dental implants. I have never seen this many implants in one patient. It appears as though the maxillary molars have three implants – one for each root and the mandibular implants each has two implants — one for each root. I was wondering about the justification for adopting this kind of approach to the treatment planning for implant installation and restoration. Does anybody know of a reference in the peer reviewed literature recommending this approach? I count 22 implants in the maxilla and 18 in the mandible. What do you think of this treatment plan?