PA is taken when a 2.0 mm pilot drill makes an initial osteotomy at the depth of 8 mm (Fig.3); the distance between the distal surface of #4 and the center of the osteotomy is equivalent to that of the design (Fig.1). In fact a surgical stent is used. The final depth of the osteotomy is then adjusted at 11 mm.
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Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 03/17/2013, last revision 12/16/2018