Once adequate information is obtained to allow formulation of a treatment plan, informed consent is obtained before surgery. This step is best accomplished using a team approach involving the surgeon and the restorative
dentist. Models of various implant-supported prostheses can be used to demonstrate the proposed treatment. The patient should be informed regarding the timing of surgery, the possible necessity of two surgical procedures
FIG. 14-34 After tooth loss, angulation of bony ridge changes as resorption OCCl:r5. Tooth had labial inclination (A) at tim.e of extraction, and remaining bone will best support implant at significantly different angulation (B). Care must be taken in treatment planning to . assess importance of this type of resorption’ on implant placement.