Posts Tagged ‘ dental implants ’

How Long do Dental Implants Last?

How long do dental implants last? Watch Dental Video about Dental Implants There exists a series of clinical and radiological criteria for the identification of an implantation success. Of course, the patient counts freedom from pain as a success, but pain is a very unreliable partner in medicine. For example, as a rule, malignant tumors […]

Osteoporosis-Bisphosphonate Therapy

Osteoporosis – Bisphosphonate Therapy Osteopathy How is the dental care of patients done during and after administering bisphosphonates? Bisphosphonates (BP) have been used successfully in certain tumor diseases (multiple myeloma) and in the bone metastasis of other tumors, but also in case of osteoporosis and other bone metabolism disorders for more than 20 years. Even […]

McGill Consensus on Standard of Care for the Edentulous.

The McGill Consensus Statement on Overdentures On May 24-25, 2002, a Symposium was held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada during which scientists and expert clinicians presented 15 papers on the efficacy of overdentures for the treatment of edentulous patients. Strong emphasis was given to evidence from randomized controlled trials in which mandibular 2-implant […]

Implant vs Bridge

For purposes of this discussion, teeth basically have two main parts; the crown is the part you see in the mouth, and the root is the part that is encased in bone and keeps the tooth in place. A dental implant is actually a root replacement, and unlike the root of a tooth, it is […]

Replacing Back Teeth

Because missing front teeth are considered aesthetically and socially unacceptable, most people consider their replacement a higher priority than back (posterior) teeth normally hidden from sight. From a dental point of view, however, you should definitely consider their replacement, if not for cosmetic reasons, then for the loss of function created by their absence. Besides […]

Dental Implant Success Rate

Factors which can influence implant success Dear Doctor, I thought dental implants had a high success rate. A friend of mine had an implant that failed, can you tell me why? Dear Brian, Dental implants traditionally have a very high success rate. The majority of studies that have been done indicate long-term success rates well […]

Implant Dentistry: The Need for Speed?

Implant Dentistry The Need for Speed“Same Day Dental Implants”, “Teeth in an Hour”, “Teeth in a Moment”, “Teeth Yesterday”; people will tell you anything to get you in the door! Don’t be mislead or confused by claims and advertisements suggesting dental implants only take one day or hour of your time, because they don’t. Implant […]

Staging in Implant Dentistry

Dear Doctor, I have read lately that implants can be done in two ways — either in one or two stages. Could you explain what this means as well as the pros and cons of each method? An example of a dental implant placed into the bone and covered by the gum tissue. This will […]

Loose Dentures

Dear Doctor, My dentures are so loose. I would like to have implants but I am unable to at this time. Can you please give me some information to help me better understand my options? Dear Shanai, It would seem from your question that you already understand that implants are your best option. What you […]

Standard of Care for Edentulous Patient

A New Standard of Care — Two Implants will change Everything! The two-implant overdenture for the lower jaw is a far simpler and equally effective solution. In fact, in the original Toronto Study (when the treatment was introduced to North America), the complaints of many patients seeking implant treatment were solved during the initial healing […]