How many times have you seen a patient, or been asked by a colleague to view a radiograph, and have tried to identify an implant based on its xray shadow? very difficult task indeed.
But there is help available. Two very excellent radiographic databases have been assembled and are online. one simply goes through in logical order, and can narrow the possible choices considerably.
you owe it to yourself to check out http://www.osseosource.com/dental-implants/
and www.whatimplantisthat.com. both are excellent, and as a profession we owe the creators a big thank you for making our jobs easier.