Dental Implant success is developed through thorough planning for predictable treatment results.

The dental community has not been able to stop the destruction of bone fabricating dentures.

We tell our patients most of bone destruction occurs within one year after the extraction of teeth.

An adequate consultation helps to prepare the patient’s emotional state before teeth are extracted.

For this reason alternative treatment plans are introduced that save or replace teeth where possible.

While dentures can help to restore form to facial features, a better plan would be to preserve healthy teeth and bone where feasible.

The emotional state of a patient improves when hope is given the dental team will provide the best treatment possible.

Not all teeth are salvageable due to periodontal disease and tooth decay.

It is vital to the success of the patient’s case that the dental team leaves no stones unturned in the planning of the treatment plan.

Dental implants have a success rate averaging 98% when placed by highly trained teams.

Radiology CT scans, medical and dental evaluations, bone scans and analysis all help to see the total patient.

Viewing all the parameters of a dental implant case along with highly trained and skilled team members, are the reasons for extremely high success rates and long term stability.

Treatment planning is done with close attention placed upon basic design principles in engineering.

The science of Dental Implantology formulates the correct load to be placed upon an implant case with computer programing.

Cases are diagnosed in software programs for maximum accuracy and efficiency.

Computer technology scans and mills the dental components.

Viewing a robot fabricating dental implant parts at a factory in Yorba Linda, California,  places in perspective the precision involved in this science with an excellent history of over forty years.

The most difficult denture to wear in most cases is the mandibular prosthesis, unstable because of the tongue and poor bone support.

It becomes much more stable with the placement of a minimum of two dental implants.

Proper case design would recommend the placement of four implants for greater stability.

Dental implant success is gained through case management using basic engineering concepts, computer generated solutions, highly trained dental teams, skilled in the placement and delivery of dental implant systems.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: George Duello, D.D.S. Masters Institute (All day seminar, KC  Dental Implant Society 4/26/13).





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I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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