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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-47

I-implant notation system: A fundamental implant location system in clinical dentistry


Department of Prosthodontics,Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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Dr. Aruna Wimalarathna
Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
Sri Lanka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_57_19

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This article is introducing a simple method to locate the implant positions in the dental arch during clinical examination and implant assessment. Basic signs of “I” and “i” which indicate a conventional and mini-dental implant, respectively. The use of the I-Implant Notation System (I-INS) is described by means of its application to common dental implant situations, especially when describe the location of the existing or planned implants locations in the mouth. In addition, the way of notation is blended with the commonly available notation systems. The examples of use of IINS with Universal numbering system, federation dentaire internationale Two-Digit Notation, and Palmer Notation are also illustrated. By using IINS, easily visualized and transcript the existing as well as future implants locations, especially during preliminary implant assessment while communicating among dental professionals and scientific writing.


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