Surgical report

Once the implant is placed, a surgical report should be forwarded to the restoring dentist. This report should contain information about the implant brand, platform diameter, healing abutment diameter and the height of the healing abutment. The placement date of the implant and what projected date the implant will be ready to be impressed and restored.

Solid abutment

In case the implant system is designed for a solid abutment (Straumann tissue level a.o.) meant to be placed by the surgeon, the dentist needs to know the height of the abutment installed in addition to the implant brand and platform diameter.

To aide the flow of information there are some paperless web based and stand alone information sharing applications available that allow the surgeon, restorative dentist and technician to look up patient specific information without having to meet in person or playing phone tag.