14 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DENTAL IMPLANTS

With the growing popularity of dental implants, can you afford to ignore this service and revenue source? Some of the misconceptions associated with dental implants might deter you from adding implant placement to your skillset. However, with advances in technology and changes in your patients’ mindsets, this might be a good time to re-examine how you think about implants.

By MaryLeigh Dempsey | February 22, 2019|

Dental Implants

AN INTRODUCTION TO SURGICAL GUIDES IN DENTISTRY


Surgical guides allow doctors to plan an implant virtually and then accurately place an implant in the most safe, predictable, and efficient manner. In addition to increased accuracy, patients will also save chair time.

WHY “All-On-Four” DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURES ARE EASIER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

The total edentulous population worldwide is approximately 6-10%. The demand for implant-supported prostheses is anticipated to expand considerably over the coming years for several reasons, including the aging baby boomer population.

PATIENT SPOTLIGHT: Transformative screw-retained bridge

Case: Transformative screw-retained bridge

Dr. Georges Raffoul, Coast Dental, Largo, FL DDS Laboratory, Darren Stiff, MDT

SCREW-RETAINED VERSUS CEMENT-RETAINED RESTORATIONS

Screw-retained and cement-retained restorations each have specific qualities. Your choice of which restoration will best suit the patient depends on several factors.

HOW TO ACHIEVE BEST RESULTS WITH A DENTAL IMPLANT IMPRESSION

Dental implants retain fixed and removable restorations, including single crowns, fixed bridgework, and implant-supported dentures. The technology for dental implants is well-established, and success rates are extremely high. Many dental practices have already embraced implant dentistry, and it is a significant source of revenue. As patient awareness increases, demand for the treatment will only increase.

CEMENT-RETAINED IMPLANT RESTORATIONS COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL CROWNS & BRIDGES

Cement-retained implant restorations are extremely popular, because they offer a predictable treatment outcome for patients whose teeth are failing or have already been removed. Compared to screw-retained implant restorations, cement-retained implants provide the ideal occlusal form and are a more cost-effective treatment choice for the patient.

THE BENEFITS OF CUSTOM MILLED ABUTMENTS

Dental implant treatment is an increasingly popular solution for replacing missing teeth. As a result, more clinicians are dedicating time and resources to training in the most advanced techniques and investing in up-to-date technology.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLACING A ZIRCONIA SCREW-RETAINED BRIDGE

A zirconia screw-retained bridge is a popular choice for clinicians who wish to provide patients with the most ideal esthetics. This type of restoration offers several advantages. One of the most appealing qualities of this bridge is its easy retrievability. An easily retrievable restoration is a good solution if the patient is likely to require regular maintenance or removal of the bridge for professional cleaning. Additionally, zirconia attracts less plaque, making it easier for the patient to maintain good oral hygiene and healthy implants. Zirconia screw-retained bridges are CADCAM designed and milled, which eliminates casting distortion and offers a predictable, precision-fitting appliance.

HOW TO AVOID PERI-IMPLANT DISEASE

Dental implants are increasingly regarded as the standard treatment for partial or complete edentulism. When correctly used, dental implants provide a high level of predictability and can be utilized in a range of treatment options. Although dental implants can present a long-term solution for tooth loss, it’s possible for complications to arise, sometimes years after the implants were originally placed. Peri-implant disease is a common complication.

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